WBUR, Boston’s NPR and The Marshall Project, a nonprofit news organization focused generally on criminal justice, produced a new podcast, “Violation.” The podcast episodes began streaming online in March of 2023, and all 6 episodes are available for listening now. It focuses on the case of Jacob Wideman, who was released from prison after serving more than 30 years for murder he committed as a juvenile during a summer camp visit to the Grand Canyon in 1986.
Though Wideman was released on parole in 2016, he was yanked back into custody some nine months later under very unusual circumstances.
Wideman, and his case, have been featured in national news stories for the past several decades. Most recently, he was featured on the “Serial” podcast’s latest season, titled “The Coldest Case in Laramie.”
In “Violation,” host and staff writer Beth Schwartzapfel investigates and explores Wideman’s winding and complicated story, both in terms of what led up to his conviction, as well as the history of his release to parole and eventual revocation.
Hernandez & Hamilton, PC’s attorneys (Josh Hamilton and Carol Lamoureux) were interviewed for and featured in the “Violation” podcast, wherein they discuss representing clients in criminal cases in Arizona, in general, as well as their ongoing work to fight for justice for Jacob Wideman in his case directly.
To listen to the “Violation” podcast, subscribe wherever you listen or visit the Violation page on The Marshall Project’s webpage: https://www.themarshallproject.org/violation.