September 21, 2014   :   317 EXONERATED

60 MINUTES: THE FALSE CONFESSION CAPITAL

 

It's hard to believe people would confess to a heinous crime they didn't commit, but they do -- especially teenagers -- and there is no place in the U.S. where this has occurred more than in Chicago.

“Quite simply, what Cooperstown is to baseball, Chicago is to false confessions. It is the hall of fame.”            — Peter Neufeld, Co-Director