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The Innocence Files

The Innocence Files

Netflix 2020

A nine-episode series that spotlights the teams that worked to overturn eight cases of wrongful convictions.

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The 10 Best Episodes of The Innocence Files

The Innocence Files - S1E8

#1 - The Prosecution: Hidden Alibi


Season 1 - Episode 8

A suspect in a Houston cop's murder has a solid alibi β€” until his girlfriend suddenly changes her story. Years later she reveals an explosive secret.

The episode was rated from 34 votes.

The Innocence Files - S1E5

#2 - The Witness: The Trials of Franky Carrillo


Season 1 - Episode 5

Stunning twists revive Franky's hopes for exoneration when his new legal team untangles the flawed eyewitness testimonies that sealed his fate.

The episode was rated from 34 votes.

The Innocence Files - S1E3

#3 - The Evidence: The Duty to Correct


Season 1 - Episode 3

In a crusade to discredit bogus forensics and raise awareness, the Innocence Project enlists allies including former convicts betrayed by the system.

The episode was rated from 43 votes.

The Innocence Files - S1E2

#4 - The Evidence: The Truth Will Defend Me


Season 1 - Episode 2

Despite exonerating DNA evidence, Innocence Project lawyers face a racially charged battle in Mississippi to free two men imprisoned for decades.

The episode was rated from 48 votes.

The Innocence Files - S1E7

#5 - The Prosecution: Wrong Place, Wrong Time


Season 1 - Episode 7

Shortly after a Philadelphia murder, nearby Chester Hollman is arrested. To guarantee his conviction, police and prosecution cross indefensible lines.

The episode was rated from 35 votes.

The Innocence Files - S1E4
#6 - The Witness: The Murder of Donald Sarpy
Season 1 - Episode 4

A drive-by shooting homicide in 1991 stokes an LA gang war. Teen Franky Carrillo is arrested, beginning a nightmare driven by defiant officials.

The episode was rated from 38 votes.
The Innocence Files - S1E9
#7 - The Prosecution: The Million Dollar Man
Season 1 - Episode 9

A problematic police sketch incriminates a rape suspect in 1994, while a trove of DNA evidence goes untested. Then a determined new lawyer steps in.

The episode was rated from 31 votes.
The Innocence Files - S1E6
#8 - The Witness: Making Memory
Season 1 - Episode 6

In 1984, a teen is convicted when multiple rape victims identify him with "100% certainty." Decades into his imprisonment a harrowing truth surfaces.

The episode was rated from 38 votes.
The Innocence Files - S1E1
#9 - The Evidence: Indeed and Without Doubt
Season 1 - Episode 1

Dubious bite mark evidence β€” and the controversial dentist presenting it β€” cement convictions in the murders of two Mississippi toddlers in the 1990s.

The episode was rated from 65 votes.

Last updated: oct 09, 2020



Definitely one of the best True Crime documentaries I've seen in a while, because of its focus on the many victims of the very flawed U.S. criminal justice system - crime victims and survivors, the wrongfully incarcerated or rather the exonerated, after they've spent _decades_ behind bars and their families. It would have been great to get a more in depth look into solutions or changes that need to happen and how they can be brought about, besides the obvious: **Vote the right people into office!**

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