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Conviction: The True Story of Clarence Elkins


When a man is wrongly convicted of murder and rape, his wife devotes her life to proving his innocence. Conviction is not only a gripping story of justice gone wrong, it’s also a meditation on the role of luck in the criminal justice system. In order for Clarence Elkins to prove his innocence, all of the stars had to align. It’s a story that would be unbelievable if it weren’t true. 


Created by the Emmy winning team behind American Justice, Cold Case Files, and A&E Investigative Reports. Narrated by Bill Kurtis, known for news anchor on CBS Morning News, Investigative Reports, American Justice, Cold Case Files, and narrator of  Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Biography, and Through the Decades.

Directed by: Mike West

Starring:  Clarence Elkins, Bill Kurtis, Melinda Elkins, Mark Godsey


International Cleveland Film Festival

Big Sky Documentary Film Festival

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