Amanda Knox with Christopher Robinson

Amanda Knox is an exoneree, journalist, public speaker, and author of the New York Times best-selling memoir, Waiting to Be Heard (HarperCollins, April 2013). Between 2007 and 2015, she spent nearly four years in an Italian prison and eight years on trial for a murder she didn’t commit. Amanda hosted of The Scarlet Letter Reports, a VICE/Facebook series about the public vilification of women, and currently hosts The Truth About True Crime, a podcast series for Sundance/AMC that she produces and writes with Christopher. ------------------------------ Christopher Robinson is a Boston University and Hunter College MFA graduate, a MacDowell Colony fellow, Yaddo fellow, and a Yale Younger Poets Prize finalist. He is the co-author, with Gavin Kovite, of War of the Encylopaedists (Scribner, 2015), which the New York Times called "captivating," and Deliver Us (Alephactory, 2018). He currently produces and writes The Truth About True Crime with Amanda.


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Amanda Knox Interviews Advocate for the Excarcerated, Joshua Hoe

“Crimes are a moment in time. They’re not a person.”: An Interview with Joshua Hoe Despite the current rise in wide-spread public support for criminal justice reform, advocacy aimed at humanizing people who have committed violent crimes ― particularly sex crimes ― remains largely taboo and politically unpalatable. The First Step Act, the first restorative criminal justice reform to pass federally in over 40 years, excluded those convicted of violent and sex offenses from sentencing reduction and rewards for taking part in rehabilitation programs. Meanwhile, calls for more aggressive policing...

Amanda Knox Interviews John Rappaport on Strategies for Ending Systemic Racism in Policing

Bargaining Away Procedural Protections: An Interview with John Rappaport In these past five years of freedom I’ve enjoyed since I was definitely acquitted by the Italian Supreme Court, I’ve spent much of my time imagining and advocating for a justice system that is actually just. One with better protections for both victims of crime and victims of the criminal justice system. One that relies less on imprisonment and punishment to address society’s ills. A justice system which abandons unreliable and harmful tools like the Reid interview technique or the polygraph....

Amanda Knox Interview: Shon Hopwood – From Bank Robber to Law Professor and Criminal Justice Reformer

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Amanda Knox Interviews Lorena (Bobbitt) Gallo

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Amanda Knox Interview: One of America’s Leading Advocates for Decarceration, Jessica Jackson

“The good news is, there is a solution”: An Interview with #cut50 Co-founder Jessica Jackson Jessica Jackson is a human rights attorney and director and co-founder of #cut50, a bipartisan advocacy effort aimed at reducing America's prison population. She is also chief advocacy officer of Reform Alliance, an organization chaired by Meek Mill, Jay-Z, and Van Jones, which advocates for legislative changes in favor of the millions of Americans “stuck in the revolving door of probation and parole.” Amanda Knox

Amanda Knox Interview: Noura Jackson, Wrongfully Convicted at 18 Years Old of Killing Her Mother

Editor's Note: Noura Jackson's horrific story is told in Emily Bazelon's ground-breaking and prize-winning book Charged: The New Movement to Transform American Prosecution and End Mass Incarceration (2019). “Justice hasn’t been served yet”: An Interview with Noura Jackson In 2005, 18-year-old Noura Jackson was wrongly convicted of stabbing her mother to death, despite the fact that no physical evidence linked her to the crime scene and instead indicated two to three unidentified perpetrators. In 2014, her conviction was vacated, but Jackson remained in...