Not All Teens Who Confess Are Guilty

We have previously addressed the subject false confession a number of times on this blog. Please see False Confessions – How Can That Happen?  One of the very egregious cases of false confession we talked about was that of Marty Tankleff, who at 17, was manipulated by police interrogators into falsely confessing to the murder of his parents. After 18 years of wrongful imprisonment, Marty became a lawyer; and a law professor.

Marty has recently authored an article on CNN about false confessions by teenagers, who are particularly vulnerable.

Please see the CNN story by Marty Tankleff  here.

 

12 responses to “Not All Teens Who Confess Are Guilty

  1. johnsondarlene66

    It’s Sad how our teens GET done and WRONGFUL CONVICTION . ALSO MY HUSBAND HAS BEEN LOCKED UP FOR 15 YEARS FOR WRONGFUL CONVICTION HE WENT AS A TENAGER. ALSO .THAY HAVE DROPPED A CASE BUTT SOCIETY NEEDS TO HELP OUT YOUNGSTERS MORE
    IT’S SAD HOW WE DO NOT TRUST OUR SYSTEM I DON’T GODBLESS

  2. That is really said but I beleave it . these things I pray God is with that young man

  3. I have read that false confessions and misidentication are the two biggest causes of wrongful convictions.

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  5. eric dale teague

    It is not just teens that are forced to confess or sign confessions.

  6. So true. My SMI son’s confession wasn’t good enough, so they had him reconfess to all charges, six months after his arrest.

    • Hi TRYING TO GET HELP FROM SOMEONE FOR ERIC V SUDDS. INMATE HE S WRONGFUL CONVICTION OF 17 years.one of his cases was Dropped in2003  and we was never told I found out that they dropped it by a Harris county records lady and a Houston SHERRIFF also the two women who FALSELY ACCUSSED Eric v sudds were Drug attics PLEASE HELP US DARL

      ENE ,6827020670

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      • I cry every day for my son. It’s adding to my breaking heart that your also experiencing this AND IN THE STATE OF TEXAS! This is NOT GOOD for either of our sons.

        I have mass amount of documentation but these groups across the 🇺🇸 are ignoring us. My son is White and I’ve come to learn, this is being help against him. These groups say they are for the poor and mentally ill too… In my exsperience not if your white.

        I see by your photo that you are black, or if you prefer African American. There are NO groups that specifically seek to help WHITE people like my son. There ARE groups that are specifically stating THEY ARE THERE FOR BLACKS & BROWNS and or they use the phrase people of color.

        I have to ask you… Have you contacted them? You and your son would have a chance with them.

        Have you tried? I’m on my phone so I can’t see full screen. Do you have a website or blog? You must try.

      • I know one thing, God can’t be real. If he’s real then he really hates my son and I. Sorry I’m 💔

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