Host of California Innocence Project Podcast and On the Road
Michael Semanchik is the Executive Director of The Innocence Center (TIC), a formidable national legal institution dedicated to liberating the wrongfully incarcerated, fostering public awareness of wrongful convictions, and offering unwavering support to the exonerated. His career, marked by an indomitable commitment to justice, has seen him secure the freedom of eleven innocent individuals who collectively endured over 180 years of unjust imprisonment. Notably, he played a pivotal role in the exoneration of NFL icon Brian Banks, earning him the coveted title of Attorney of the Year from California Lawyer Magazine in 2013. Michael’s influence extends beyond courtrooms, as he has shared his wisdom at educational institutions and appeared frequently in the media. Hailing from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Michael Semanchik embodies the relentless pursuit of justice.
After a long fight for freedom following his wrongful conviction at just 16, exoneree Brian Banks focuses his efforts toward raising awareness and inspiring others. Host Michael Semanchik talks with Brian about...
Children in Crosshairs & Innocent People with Guilty Facts
Why Innocent People Do It
Proving His Innocence, Unwinding Corruption, and Getting the Hell Out
Organized Crime, Questionable Officials, and a False Confession...
False Confessions, Junk Science, and Deadly Plea Deals
Jailhouse Snitches & Confidential Informants: Why the Innocent are Falsely Accused
Starting Over, Clearing His Name, and Making it to the NFL
Surviving in Prison and Fighting for Freedom
From Wrongful Incarceration to Playing in the NFL: A Story of Redemption
Preserve your evidence and never give up on your innocence...
Law Enforcement’s most powerful tool is not always reliable.
A series of remarkable coincidences can send any of us to prison for crimes we didn’t commit.
The innocent, a system that put them away, and the people who set them free...
To move away from the death penalty as a country, the public needs be able to see inside the process and understand its effects. Sister Helen Prejean has dedicated much of her...
Forget ads on billboards, buses, and in the Yellow Pages. Building a law practice today requires a new approach.
Shaka Senghor shares insights from his time in prison and discusses his efforts for criminal justice reform.