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Title Conviction: The True Story Of Clarence Elkins / Director: Ward, Bill
Published Australia : ABC2, 2007
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Summary *Adult Themes*This documentary is about the life, wrongful conviction and eventual release of Clarence Elkins who was accused of raping and murdering his mother-in-law and raping his six-year-old niece in a small town in Ohio, US, in 1998. His wife Melinda spent all her money fighting for eight years to prove that police had the wrong man.This gripping story of justice gone wrong, looks into the role of luck in the criminal justice system. In order for Clarence Elkins to prove his innocence, all of the stars had to align - and they did. It's a story that would be unbelievable if it wasn't true.Having won the 2007 Big Sky Documentary Film Festival Award for Best Short Documentary, the story follows the work of University of Cincinnati College of Law Professor Mark Godsey and the law school's Ohio Innocence Project.The project investigates cases where inmates have steadfastly maintained their innocence from beginning to end, using new evidence to shed light on their case. The team, through an analysis of DNA and testimony, led the charge to have Elkins released from prison after his wrongful conviction.PRODUCTION DETAILS:Directed by Mike West and Bill Ward; Executive producers Bill Kurtis, Donna La Petra, Mike West; Produced by Mike West and Kurtis Productions
Event Broadcast 2010-05-19 at 21:30:00
Notes Classification: M
Subject DNA fingerprinting.
Judicial error.
Trials (Murder)
Ohio -- Barberton.
Ohio -- Cincinnati.
Form Streaming video
Author Elkins, Clarence, contributor
Elkins, Melinda, contributor
Godsey, Mark, contributor
Sutton, April, contributor
Ward, Bill, director
West, Mike, director