BackSPIN Movie Radio with host Alison A. Hicks and co-host David C. Irons. Guest is Bill Clutter, Director of Investigations for the Downstate Illinois Innocence Project at the University of Illinois at Springfield.
BackSPIN Movie Radio with host Alison A. Hicks and co-host David C. Irons. Guest is Monica Jahner, ARRO Outreach Worker.
BackSPIN Movie Radio with host Alison A. Hicks and co-host David C. Irons. Guest is Daniel D'Amico, Assistant Professor of Economics at Loyola University in New Orleans, talking about his thesis on Prison Reform. Great Show.
Look forward to next week, Nov 6th, with guest Ray Krone, 100th Exonorenee from Death Row in Maricopa County, AZ and his cousin, Jim Rix, author of Jingle Jangles.
BackSPIN Movie Radio with host Alison A. Hicks and co-host David C. Irons. First guest was Gloria Killian from California, author of book "Full Circle". Gloria tells her story of being wrongfully arrested and served 17-1/2 years in a California prison. She is now exonerated. 2nd guest was a return visit by Ron Keine from Detroit, who was on Death Row. Ron is now also exonerated and expunched.
Crimes within Arizona’s
Criminal Justice System! Each day in Maricopa County, Arizona, a person is
wrongfully arrested. Jury awards against County Sheriff Arpaio and others have
cost taxpayers millions. It’s a justice system that has cost careers, families, lives. “BackSPIN,” the movie, details the story of tennis pro Alison Hicks – wrongfully arrested, wrongfully accused – and her nightmare in the hands of an Arizona court.
Alison A. Hicks with Jim Stachowiak,
Radio Show Activist
June 26, 2012(click "play" above to hear or download/play MP3 here.) Alison A. Hicks on The Lou Show 2/5/12
Tent City Trailer - produced by Alison A. Hicks and Brian Town, Michigan Creative Media. Director/Producer, Video, Web, Certified Final Cut and Apple Training. 517-899-4533
Read Alison A. Hicks investigative 8-hour interview conducted by Zieva Konvisser, PhD. Alison tells her story and her work for the Innocence Project, supporting other victims of false arrest that ruin the lives of families forever. Download PDF here.
Oakenshield Commits to BackSPIN Movie!
Rod Johns writes:
I became involved in this project in mid 2011 when Alison Hicks sent me a copy of her story BackSPIN.
After reading BackSPIN I was enthralled by Alison’s story and appalled at how an innocent young woman’s life could be devastated by a series of escalating events and that such injustice could happen in modern American society.
As Alison continues to fight for justice, and as part of this ongoing campaign, I’m now in the process of signing a collaboration agreement with Alison and putting together a film treatment based on how these events came close to ruining her life and making her enthralling, sometime horrific and heartrending, and almost unbelievable story (which in different circumstances could have befallen any of us) into a feature drama film with shades or Steven Soderbergh’s Erin Brockovich and Niki Caro’s North County.
Producer/Director – Oakenshield Films2/3/12
A single mom trapped in a downward spiral to the depths of her soul.An excessively zealous Sheriff who passes judgement and sees all who enter his jail—convicted or not—as hardened criminals.A flawed criminal system that could destroy any one of us.
If not for the favorable and encouraging exposure of the news media, Alison could still have been caught in that system.Alison eventually was exonerated of all charges.
Thanks to the love and support of her daughter Jessann—along with family & friends—she survived what could have been a trip of no return.
Alison recounts her experience in “BackSPIN”, providing hope for others.