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Letters from Sing Sing
In December of 2002, NBC News producer Dan Slepian got a letter from a New York state prison. It was from a man serving 25 years to life for murder. And it ended with a desperate plea: look into my case. Jon-Adrian “JJ” Velazquez had been convicted of killing a retired New York City police officer, but he insisted he didn’t do it. Dan was skeptical. Prosecutors said five eyewitnesses had sworn JJ was the killer. Could five people be wrong? So Dan began to dig. What he discovered went far beyond just JJ’s case. And 20 years later, it’s still unfolding. Letters from Sing Sing tells the...
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Ratings & Reviews
4.9 stars from 1,808 ratings
Absolutely fascinating and heartbreaking. Excellent example of storytelling and hearing from the voices of people pushed aside by our system. Fantastic job.
CrowSoundsLover via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/20/23
The mishandling of this case is deeply disturbing. John Adrian’s resilience and Dan’s commitment are nothing short of inspiring, and the podcast is so well done. I’ve looked forward to Mondays for each new chapter. Thank you for bringing this important story to light in such a compelling and...Read full review »
Bren Mel via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/20/23
Heartbreaking Story of Injustice
The journalism in this story excellent, and I want to hear every detail. This is the second podcast series I’ve listened to about wrongful convictions. I feel grateful for efforts like this, but the more I know, the more cynical I feel. Justice for all is a myth. Listen to this podcast. You’ll...Read full review »
Birdcall2 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/20/23
Recent Episodes
JJ turns 40. Jon gets in trouble. Dan receives a mysterious envelope with missing police reports.
Published 03/20/23
Published 03/20/23
The Manhattan DA’s office reinvestigates JJ’s case. A tip surfaces about Mustafa and Dan follows it to Seattle.
Published 03/13/23
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