Abuse of Power is a podcast that identifies and discusses the various ways in which law enforcement and the US criminal justice system have victimized the very people they are supposed to protect: us.

In each episode, Rudolf and Pfeiffer spotlight a new case of significant injustice caused by misconduct within the system, often resulting in a wrongful prosecution or conviction. Featuring exclusive interviews with those directly involved in each case – including defendants, lawyers, experts and family members – Rudolf and Pfeiffer dive deep into each story, providing listeners with an overview of the abuse that occurred, while also highlighting the fallout from that abuse and showcasing the untold stories of those impacted by flaws within the criminal justice system.

If you or a loved one feel as though you have been wrongfully persecuted by the justice system, please send your story here.

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Abuse of Power is a Campfire production in association with ACast Studios, Such Content, and Olive Hill Media. It is produced in collaboration with the team at Gilded Audio.


About Campfire

Campfire is a premium scripted and non-fiction production company from prolific producer Ross Dinerstein. Dinerstein has produced or executive produced more than forty projects – both scripted and nonfiction – over the last fourteen years. Dinerstein’s films have premiered at the most prestigious film festivals in the world including Sundance, South by Southwest, Tribeca, and Toronto. In addition to theatrical documentaries – Jiro Dreams of Sushi and Silicon Cowboys, Dinerstein has produced eight Netflix Original Movies, including 1922, based on the eponymous Stephen King short story, 2019’s Emmy-nominated short form series Special, and the non-fiction crime docu-series entitled The Innocent Man based on John Grisham’s only nonfiction book. Campfire’s latest release, The Most Dangerous Animal of All, was the first true crime docuseries from FX and is currently available on FX on Hulu. Campfire is currently in production on season 2 of Special, two series for HBO Max including Heaven’s Gate from director Clay Tweel, and feature documentaries for both FX and CNN. Abuse of Power’s development comes on the heels of Campfire’s Netflix series The Innocent Man, released in 2018.

“Through our work, all of us at Campfire have seen first-hand the heartbreaking effects of the flawed criminal justice system, as well as the power that television, film and podcasts wield in bringing these stories to light and ultimately prompting change. We’re privileged to partner with David and Sonya whose collective experience gives them a personal stake in each case and fuels their passion for unearthing and rectifying injustices.”
-Ross Dinerstein

About Acast

Acast is the engine powering podcast creators, advertisers, and listeners around the globe. The company’s services include podcast hosting, distribution, analytics, monetization, and production. Acast hosts 10,000 podcasts worldwide and works with shows including Abuse of Power, Watch What Crappens, The Earios Network, and Forever35, and those from publishers such as Vice, Complex, PBS NewsHour, HuffPost, The Economist, and BBC. Co-founded in Sweden in 2014 by Johan Billgren, Acast’s team of audio lovers is focused on creating a sustainable and open podcast ecosystem. The company has teams on the ground in 13 markets around the world, including in the UK, US, Australia, France, and Germany.

About Olive Hill Media

Olive Hill Media, based in Los Angeles, is a media company founded with the mission to bring character driven stories to life by partnering with visionary storytellers seeking to break barriers. The firm supports projects in all stages of production, bringing premium quality content to discerning audiences across all platforms.

About Such Content

Such Content is a new production company established with the goal of telling powerful stories that will resonate with audiences and effect positive change throughout the globe. Its offices are in the UK and Los Angeles