Jermane’s Journal | No Giving Way

Jermane’s Journal gives the reader a unique insight into a prisoner’s life. In Jermane’s case, a wrongfully convicted prisoner’s life. For past journal entries please click here   September 24th:   Endurance: the ability to endure an unpleasant or difficult process or situation without giving way. As I sit in this cell thinking about the years … Continue reading Jermane’s Journal | No Giving Way

And The Darwin Award Goes To

In an edition of "YOU CAN'T MAKE THIS STUFF UP", we check back in with Dr. Ray Spencer. If you are unfamiliar with Dr. Spencer, I've covered his wrongful conviction, as well as his civil suit in several articles. Wrongfully convicted of sexually molesting his own children, he was fully exonerated and received a judgement … Continue reading And The Darwin Award Goes To

That Old Black Magic Has Oklahoma In Its Spell

Most Oklahomans are familiar with Joyce “Black Magic” Gilchrist, and the damage she did during her tenure with the Oklahoma City Police Department. She left behind a legacy of lies, scandal, and wrongful convictions that Oklahoma may never recover from. It would appear that they aren't even trying, though. Enter Elaine Taylor, who began working … Continue reading That Old Black Magic Has Oklahoma In Its Spell

HELP (not) WANTED: Court Clerk; No experience or ethics needed

  Here we are, in the middling-end of August, looking again at the shenanigans in the case of Daniel Holtzclaw. By now, nothing should surprise us, and yet it still manages to. The latest is the failure of the court clerk to file Holtzclaw's Motion and Amendment when it was 'tendered for filing'” leading to … Continue reading HELP (not) WANTED: Court Clerk; No experience or ethics needed

Jermane’s Journal | Damned If You Do, Damned If You Don’t

Jermane’s Journal gives the reader a unique insight into a prisoner’s life. In Jermane’s case, a wrongfully convicted prisoner’s life. In his latest entry: the following—in Jermane’s own words—can only describe a system seemingly hell bent on delivering punishment, rather than that of rehabilitation. Please continue to follow, and share Jermane’s journey.   August 19th … Continue reading Jermane’s Journal | Damned If You Do, Damned If You Don’t

Jermane’s Journal | Back To Lucasville—Rehabilitation Denied

Jermane's Journal gives the reader a unique insight into a prisoner's life. In Jermane's case, a wrongfully convicted prisoner's life. During the course of the past few years, Jermane has seen—through a continuing effort on his part—his security level go from that of 4-D—Maximum Security, highest grade—to 4-A—Maximum Security, lowest grade. The following—in Jermane's own … Continue reading Jermane’s Journal | Back To Lucasville—Rehabilitation Denied

OPINION: Tribalism in Social Media

This OP/ED was prepared by CJRJ Contributor Paula Grabow in her personal capacity. The opinions expressed in this article are the author's own and do not necessarily reflect the view of the Criminal Justice Reform Journal. The true crime genre is the latest reality obsession. The genesis of this craze owes its start to a … Continue reading OPINION: Tribalism in Social Media

The Curious Case Of Valentino Dixon and the 440 Motion

The case of The People of the State of New York vs Valentino Dixon comes across as bad Hollywood screenwriting rather than an actual case making its way through our criminal justice system. So many things in this case beggar belief that it's difficult to know where to begin. There are certain points that are … Continue reading The Curious Case Of Valentino Dixon and the 440 Motion

Jermane’s Journal | Coming Back To Life

Due to potential legal representation, the  CJRJ's series of articles, Jermane Scott: Jumping the Gun will be put on hold for the time being. Over the coming weeks and months, Jermane's Journal will invite the reader to put themselves in the shoes of a man wrongfully convicted, and sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole. … Continue reading Jermane’s Journal | Coming Back To Life

Kathleen Zellner’s Filing Raises Big Hopes For…Brendan Dassey??

Kathleen Zellner, powerhouse attorney for Steven Avery of Making a Murderer fame, has recently filed a Motion to Supplement a Previously Filed Motion for Post Conviction Relief and there's a chance it could benefit Brendan Dassey as well as his uncle, Steven Avery. In the motion, she continues to address the obstacles faced by his … Continue reading Kathleen Zellner’s Filing Raises Big Hopes For…Brendan Dassey??