The Story Behind “Conviction”


Betty Anne Waters, the real-life hero behind the film “Conviction” says in a new Innocence Project video that she isn’t done fighting injustice.

“I think I’m lucky that I get to be the person that might be able to help someone else,” Waters says in the new video, which chronicles the story behind her two-decade fight to help overturn her brother’s wrongful conviction.

Watch the new three-minute video above and let us know what you think

by leaving a comment on YouTube


“Conviction” is currently playing in theaters nationwide.

Find a screening near you

, learn more about

the story behind the film


send an email to Betty Anne Waters

telling about your reaction to film or your family’s story of conviction in the face of injustice.

Leave a Reply

Thank you for visiting us. You can learn more about how we consider cases here. Please avoid sharing any personal information in the comments below and join us in making this a hate-speech free and safe space for everyone.

This field is required.
This field is required.
This field is required.

We've helped free more than 240 innocent people from prison. Support our work to strengthen and advance the innocence movement.