This week on Our America with Lisa Ling, the OA team took a closer look at our criminal justice system. Within the hour, the team points out death row cases, wrongful sentencing, restitution and the impact on the human beings attached to each of these cases and their outcomes. From the cutting room floor, here are a couple of scenes that couldn’t be fit into the program but are worth watching. As Our America keeps peeling back the layers of what we don’t always see, it gives us the opportunity to stand up and understand topics that may not always touch our own lives. Opening our eyes to a whole new world that just might be right around the corner. Don’t miss these videos.
From OWN’s Our America deleted Scenes: Life After Prison - Former death row inmate Daniel Bright was exonerated after 10 years in jail. 8 years later, Daniel still struggles to understand why he spent years in prison and fantasizes about creating his future.From OWN’s Our America deleted Scenes: How to Prevent Wrongful Convictions – Although the evidence can suggest a defendant is innocent, Innocence Project director and expert Emily Maw explains why wrongful convictions are so prevalent in New Orleans and what we can do to prevent them from occurring.