10:58 AM

New episode: “Is It Legal To…?” Wrongful Convictions

According to the National Registry of Exonerations, 54 people convicted of crimes in a Missouri state court have been exonerated since 1989. Together they have served a total of 660 years. There are many reasons why someone may be wrongfully convicted of a crime, and overturning those convictions is not an easy or fast process. 

In the latest episode of the “Is It Legal To…?” podcast, hosts Farrah Fite and Bob Priddy are joined by Charles Weiss, partner at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, to discuss wrongful convictions in Missouri.  

Topics in this episode include: 

  • What leads to wrongful convictions? 
  • Jailhouse snitches 
  • Retrying wrongful conviction cases 
  • Exoneration 
  • Compensation for wrongfully convicted individuals 
  • The Kevin Strickland case 
  • The Lamar Johnson case 

Listen to the latest episode here or by clicking the play button below. 


“Is It Legal To…?” is a podcast produced by The Missouri Bar, with hosts Communications Director Farrah Fite and veteran Missourinet reporter Bob Priddy. To listen to more episodes, visit MissouriLawyersHelp.org/IsItLegalTo.   

Do you have a legal topic you would like to discuss? Interested in being a guest on an upcoming episode? Email Farrah Fite at ffite@mobar.org.   

“Is It Legal To…?” is now available on Soundcloud, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, iHeartRadio, and Castbox.