July 19, 2023

Life On The Outside

Episode 11: Getting out of prison isn’t easy. In the two months since her release, Deven’s been busy: getting IDs, applying for jobs and taking care of her daughter. We caught up with her a few weeks after she left Alabama to see how things were going and what she hopes people will take away from her story.

July 12, 2023

Stuck in the System

Episode 10: After five long years behind bars, the day has finally come for Deven to leave prison. But hours before she’s set to go home, a breakdown in the process throws Deven’s release into jeopardy, which leaves her and her family scrambling for answers in the tangled bureaucracy of the Alabama prison system.

July 5, 2023

An End In Sight

Episode 9: In October 2022, Deven was given an eight-hour notice that she would be leaving Tutwiler. She was transferred to a temporary facility to prepare for her upcoming release. Five years after John’s death, she’s finally able to start looking towards the future – but first, she needs to reckon with the ghosts of her past.

June 28, 2023

The Parole Hearing

Episode 8: After she was convicted, Deven was sent to Julia Tutwiler Prison in Wetumpka, Alabama — one of the most infamous lockups in the county. Alabama’s prison system is overcrowded and understaffed with a long history of human rights abuses. But there was a light at the end of the tunnel: the possibility of parole.

June 21, 2023

The Blind Plea

Now under indictment, former President Donald Trump could be on trial as soon as August. Former acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe joins Andy to run through the latest charges, the mountains of evidence Trump is facing, and the potential outcomes of a trial. In a fascinating, in-depth discussion filled with insight into the legal process, McCabe also compares Trump’s case to other politically charged investigations, such as those looking into Hillary Clinton’s emails and Biden’s classified documents.

June 14, 2023

Deven’s Defense

Episode 6: Deven was afraid for her life the night she shot John, but the court denied her ability to use Alabama’s Stand Your Ground Law in her defense. Deven is then faced with the reality of a jury trial, limited defense options and more questions than answers.

June 8, 2023

Haunted Land

In December 2017, after a violent evening and years of abuse, Deven shot and killed John.

June 7, 2023

The Other Woman

Episode 5: Deven wasn’t the only woman John was dating. He had another girlfriend, too: Alexis. Alexis’ version of events became critically important to Deven’s criminal case – and it was the one the police were more interested in believing.

May 31, 2023

John, Barry, J

Episode four: In Calera, John was known as J the Phone Guy. But it was just the latest in a web of personas. After years of run-ins with the law, John landed back in Alabama, living next to a father he barely knew.

May 24, 2023

Deven is Missing

Episode three: When Deven graduated from high school in Baltimore, she was one of the top students in her class. She got a scholarship to attend Marymount University, and it seemed like she had a bright future ahead of her. But then, she left upstate New York with John and completely disappeared.