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Arizona Death Row Inmate's Conviction Thrown Out After 23 Years

Barry Jones
Arizona Department of Corrections
Barry Jones

After 23 years on death row in Arizona, a Tucson man named Barry Jones just saw his conviction thrown out, which is very rare. Now, the state must decide if it will retry him or release him.

All along, Jones has maintained his innocence, but it’s been a long road to the judge’s order, which called his 1995 trial a “rush to judgment” by law enforcement.

Liliana Segura with The Intercept has been covering all of the twists and turns in this case for years, and she joined The Show to talk about man at the center of this — Barry Jones.

Lauren Gilger, host of KJZZ's The Show, is an award-winning journalist whose work has impacted communities large and small, exposing injustices and giving a voice to the voiceless and marginalized.