Spinning Logic – Ryan Ferguson

Spinning Logic – Ryan Ferguson

Ryan Ferguson spent 10 years in prison for a murder that he did not commit. During that time he devoted himself to becoming Stronger, Faster, Smarter and even wrote a book by the same name. He is the focus of the recently released Dream/Killer documentary, which details his case. In addition to that, now as a vindicated and free man he spends much of his time talking about gaps in the justice system that cause wrongful convictions and what really happens in the fallout of overturned convictions.

In this podcast we discuss gaps in the legal system, what steps can be made to improve the system, how wrongful convictions re-victimize families and how he handled his time in prison. We also discuss the new focus being brought to wrongful convictions be the Steven Avery case from the Making a Murderer docuseries.

Guest – Connect with Ryan Ferguson on Twitter @lifeafterten on his site RyanFergusonFitness.com or read his book Stronger, Faster, Smarter: A Guide to Your Most Powerful Body.

Show Notes –

  • Melissa Rowell

    My god, 10 years is a long time. I’m glad he is trying to do something good with a horrible situation. No one should EVER go to jail for a crime they didn’t commit. We need to reevaluate our justice system. There is too much emphasis on convictions and not enough on the truth.

  • Roby McKinney

    Very well done interview, thank you!

  • jeezeopizza

    There are so many people wrongly convicted who’s stories you don’t ever hear because the media isn’t willing to bring them out into the light of day because they can’t get into prisons to interview them so their stories have never been told. Once again the innocent person is punished through no fault of their own.

  • Marianne Erickson

    “dream/killer” is not a proper title for this story. Charles Erickson did not dream of a murder. Visit Free Charles Erickson on FB and FreeCharlesErickson.org to learn the whole story. Also, read pages 27 – 29 of Ryan Ferguson’s civil lawsuit at this link: http://www.columbiatribune.com/ryan-ferguson-s-civil-rights-lawsuit-complaint/pdf_c363dd0c-a8ca-11e3-963a-001a4bcf6878.html?_dc=325108744902.53625&_dc=185476324288.1745 To view Charles Erickson’s interrogation tapes, visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NeW1rC05BHg Charles Erickson is still incarcerated after 12 years. He is in constant danger of assaults by misunderstanding prisoners who blame him, not the criminal justice system for Ryan’s and his wrongful incarceration that followed his coerced confession. Full disclosure by the media of the reasons he plead guilty is needed to keep Charles (“Charlie”) safe. Please spread the word. Marianne, Charlie’s Mom

  • Patti Perdomo

    Ten years is a long time especially in a maximum security prison. Imagine how slow time passed. It must feel like an eternity. Charles Erickson, Ryan’s co defendant is still in prison watching the clock tick. Can you imagine? It’s going on almost 12 years and he, they, Charlie and Ryan did not commit this crime. They both were wrongly accused. It’s a devastating miscarriage of justice at its finest. I can not understand the logic in keeping charlie in prison to this very moment? It’s not a reasonable concept. It’s unreasonable. I have a hard time digesting or like comprehending this horrible night terror that the state handed down and is upholding knowing full well Charlie did not do it. He should be freed this second.

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