Punishment Without Crime

As the science of criminology advances, some wrongfully imprisoned inmates are able to have their convictions overturned. We’ll talk this hour about what it takes to persevere behind bars for a crime you didn’t commit with Billy Smith and Richard Miles, two men who’ve been exonerated. We’ll also be joined by Dorothy Budd, a former prosecutor in the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office who profiles Smith, Miles and others in her book, Tested: How Twelve Wrongly Imprisoned Men Held Onto Hope. Budd speaks tonight at the Dallas Holocaust Museum Center for Education and Tolerance.