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Court Overturns Wilbert Rideau's Murder Conviction

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Court Overturns Wilbert Rideau's Murder Conviction

Court Overturns Wilbert Rideau's Murder Conviction

Court Overturns Wilbert Rideau's Murder Conviction

Only Available in Archive Formats.

This week, a federal appeals court overturned the 1962 murder conviction of Wilbert Rideau, instructing the state of Louisiana either to retry Rideau or release him. During the past four decades, Rideau has become an internationally known prison journalist and advocate for prison reform. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with with Julian Murray, an attorney representing Rideau.