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Episode 78: Standing between people and the government, with Defense Attorney John Henry Brown [PODC

Episode 78: Standing between people and the government, with Defense Attorney John Henry Brown [PODC

Have you ever considered how difficult it must be for defense attorneys to actually stand up for the rights of men they know are guilty? We tend to assume that they are cooked, only out to make a buck or a name for themselves. But there are other motivations for doing what they do. In this conversation, David T.S. Wood chats with John Henry Brown, defense attorney for some of the most high profile cases in American history and discovers that the motive behind what he does is not what you would think. Find out more on this episode.

Choosing to go into prison, posing as a pedophile.
When John Henry Brown was part of a prison reform task force, his team came up with the idea to go undercover in a high security prison to discover what the conditions were really like. John Henry’s opinion was that he needed to be able to see the worst of the worst, so he went under the cover of being a pedophile. That experience gave him a unique perspective on the effects of the legal system and the co

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