Christine Mumma, Executive Director of the North Carolina Center on Actual Innocence spoke with us about her organization’s work with helping innocent people gain their freedom.
This summer, two innocent men were freed from prison after serving over three decades for crimes they did not commit. At the heart of their exoneration lies the NC Innocence Inquiry Commission, a state agency established in August 2006 by the General Assembly to investigate and evaluate post-conviction claims of factual innocence. This commission is the only state-run agency of its kind on the country, and Christine is a big reason why we have this safeguard in place. In this podcast episode, she shares many aspects of her tireless work including the difficulty of proving innocence, the very human flaws of the justice system, and the many people she has fought for throughout her career in North Carolina.