Greg Taylor spent 6,149 days in North Carolina prisons for a murder he did not commit. Gregís story is one of excess, wrong turns, bad luck and a loving supportive family that never stopped believing in him. Itís also the story of the courageous people who have worked tirelessly to reform North Carolinaís criminal justice system and madke it one of the most progressive in the country. What happened to Greg on the day he was arrested could have happened to anyone.
Free Greg Taylor - our feature-length documentary tells the story of Greg Taylor's exoneration through the North Carolina Innocence Inquiry Commission process.
We began documenting Greg's story in January, 2010 - one month before Greg gained his freedom. Since then, we have conducted over 45 interviews with Greg's attorneys, his family, friends and others, and recorded over 30 hours of hearings.
We expected to have the documentary completed in the summer of 2016.
Our most recent addition to Greg's story is a video we call "Greg Taylor - Ghost" The footage comes primarily from three interviews we did with Greg January, 2010 at Johnston County Correctional Institution - the last, just 23 days before he was freed. In the interviews he reflects on his years in prison: from the astonishment he and his family felt at his conviction to missing his daughter's wedding. Here's the trailer.
This clip "Passion" is part of an interview with Christine Mumma, Greg's attorney. She is also the Executive Director of the North Carolina Center on Actual Innocence. www.nccai.org/. Chris is a compelling spokesperson for criminal justice reform in North Carolina and across the country.
Greg and his attorneys proved his innocence during a hearing before a three-judge panel that was concluded on February 17, 2010. One of the key revelations during the hearing was that the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation had a policy that, at best, misled how blood evidence was reported. In Greg's case the SBI report said that blood found on the fender of his truck gave "chemical indications" for the presence of blood. This implied that the blood was from Jacquetta Thomas, the victim in the case. The reality was that while the first tests did indicate the presence of blood, subsequent tests PROVED that it was not human blood.
It takes a lot of people to tell a story that takes place over twenty years.
To see the people who have helped us to date, click the link below.
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