When he was 13 years old, Barney Brown was arrested for a rape he told police he didn't know anything about. Barney Brown ended up serving 38 years in a Florida prison before being exonerated. He is one of many panelists who will speak today at a symposium that examines the question of what happens when a young person is intimidated into confessing a crime he or she didn't commit. The event launches the first Center on Wrongful Convictions of Youth
in the nation. It's an offshoot of Northwestern University's Center on Wrongful Convictions
. We talk with the Center's legal director Steven Drizin.
A symposium launching the center
takes place today, from 4-8:30 p.m., at Northwestern University's Thorne Auditorium.