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Nowhere To Go But Up


Oct 22, 2021

This episode was recorded in November of 2020.

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What made you want to be a guest on the "Nowhere To Go But Up Podcast?

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I was recommended by James Saenz, after I was interviewed by him on his podcast, "From The Dust".
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I want to get my story out there, the work that I do at my non-profit organization, "The Jeffrey Deskovic Foundation for Justice", which frees wrongfully convicted people and works for policy changes aimed at preventing wrongful conviction in the first place. We have freed 8 people, and helped pass 7 laws.
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I also wanted to be able to help get the word out about the documentary short about me, entitled, "Conviction", which is currently making the rounds in film festivals, having gotten into 10 of them.
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Here is my story: I spent 16 years in prison-from age 17-32- before DNA testing exonerated me of murder and rape. Upon my release, I have become an advocate whose life is dedicated to freeing people who have been wrongfully convicted as I was, along with pursuing legislative changes aimed at preventing those injustices in the first place. I started a non-profit organization, The Jeffrey Deskovic Foundation for Justice, using some of the money that I won as compensation for what happened to me, and we have been able to free 7 people and help pass 3 laws. As an advisory board member of a coalition group called It Could Happen To You, we were able to help pass 3 additional laws and we now have chapters in 2 other states. Lastly, I serve on the Global Advisory Council of Restorative Justice International. Since my release, I have become a recognized advocate, with a body of work consisting of delivering 200 presentation, authoring more than 200 articles, doing an uncountable number of media interviews, and meeting with many elected officials. I obtained a BA, a Masters Degree, and in May of 2019 I graduated law school and passed the bar exam, in pursuit of my dream of exonerating others as an attorney.
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Here is a short 1 minute 31 second video of my story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXtsdpCmNb8
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Here is an article that was written once I graduated law school: https://www.lohud.com/story/news/local/westchester/2019/05/09/exonerated-murder-jeffrey-deskovic-lawyer/1117072001/
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A short documentary about my story was recently released on Amazon: https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B08F9XPHB4/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=conviction+deskovic&qid=1596662722&sr=8-1

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You can find Jeffery here:

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Website:

https://www.deskovicfoundation.org/

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