Martin Tankleff was wrongfully convicted in 1990 of murdering his parents. 17 years later, he was exonerated and released from prison. While inside, Tankleff used his time to be productive. He studied and earned his law degree. Now, he helps free those imprisoned for crimes they did not commit.
While inside, Tankleff met Tupac Shakur, and learned that prison guards feel more secure with prisoners protecting them than they do their own security force.
All of these have led to a keen understanding of the Criminal Justice System that has shot Tankleff to the top of the list of exoneration law experts.
Tankleff is also a professor at Touro College. He also teaches the popular course “Making an Exoneree” at Georgetown Law in Washington, D.C. The course has inspired an upcoming documentary project.