Preserve your evidence and never give up on your innocence...
Alissa Leanne Bjerkhoel is a legal professional who currently serves as the Litigation Coordinator at the California...
Michael Semanchik is the managing attorney at the California Innocence Project (CIP), a nonprofit organization that works...
DNA testing is the most powerful tool for freeing the innocent. But without evidence to test, it’s useless… leaving many wrongfully convicted people without hope. That’s why it’s critical to preserve every piece of evidence in your case. In this episode we talk with Alissa Bjerkhoel about her work in Uriah Courtney’s exoneration and how his freedom hung on a single article of clothing left in a box almost 10 years earlier.
Stay tuned to hear about secondary transfers and why your DNA can be on objects you never touched. The case of Lukis Anderson should terrify all of us.
Alissa Leanne Bjerkhoel is the Litigation Coordinator at the California Innocence Project.
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|Published:||March 31, 2023|
|Podcast:||California Innocence Project Podcast|
|Category:||Access to Justice , True Crime|
California Innocence Project Podcast
Hear from real exonerees and the famous lawyers who set them free. Learn why innocent people falsely confess, what causes misidentifications, and how our DNA gets on objects we never touched!