Blind Injustice: How ‘Tunnel Vision’ Convicts the Innocent

Print More
Dean Gillispie

Roger Dean Gillispie, exonerated after 20 years behind bars. Photo by Ryan Kurtz.

In 1991, soon after he was sentenced to 56 years in an Ohio prison for a crime he did not commit, Roger Dean Gillispie began pestering fellow inmates to save the tinfoil from their tobacco pouches. He also gathered discarded teabags and cassette tapes—anything he could get his hands on to serve as makeshift building materials.

Then each evening, after he returned to his cell from one of his prison jobs, he devoted countless hours to creating a model . . .

Want to read more? Please subscribe to The Crime Report!