Legacy After The Locker Room Podcast: S4:EP4–Jimmie C. Gardner, MiLB Exonoree on Radio Row at Super Bowl LVI

Join us for S4:EP4 of the Legacy After the Locker Room Podcast as MiLB Exonoree on Radio Row at Super Bowl LVI, Jimmie C. Gardner joins hosts Roy Kessel amd Kayla Bradham to talk about his wrongful conviction, exoneration and how he prepared for life after release.

Since his release, Jimmie C Gardner has become an advocate for other wrongfully imprisoned men and women who have felt the sting of this country’s systemic and racial injustices throughout the criminal justice system. He also advocates for prison reform and inmate rights all over the country. He is an active motivational speaker,  engaged by high schools, colleges, and universities, including the Georgetown School of Law,  churches, community, as well as civic organizations throughout the country. He has also spoken in prisons such as Lee County State Prison and Autry State Prison in Georgia, in his effort to expose ongoing injustices and bring about prison reform for inmates. Jimmie offers prisoners hope through specific insight and encouragement as only he can share given all that he has endured. Jimmie C. Gardner’s constitutional fortitude is a living testimate to individuals striving to overcome in any walk of life, be they, inmate or civilian. His story is triumphant and compelling and he is a living example of steadfastness, perseverance, and strength. Since his release, he has hit the ground running and he looks forward to completely embracing his new life and living in his calling.


  • 00:00 Introduction
  • 00:31 Jimmie Tells Us About Himself and What He Will Talk About
  • 01:57 His Story About Getting Arrested and His Trial
  • 10:26 What He Said When He Finally Got To Speak
  • 13:00 Reading Everything He Can
  • 16:50 What Was Prison Like?
  • 20:10 Filing To The Judge
  • 26:40 Gets A Chance To Finally Plead His Case In Federal Court
  • 27:48 Conviction Was Overturn In 2016
  • 32:15 April 1st
  • 35:32 Time To Prepare For Trial
  • 38:25 September 7th, 2016…It’s Over
  • 39:25 JC Gardner Speaks
  • 46:12 The Mindset
  • 46:35 We Are Sorry
  • 49:12 Sports Philanthropy Network’s Fight For Social Justice
  • 50:18 How To Find Jimmie


Abby Bonebrake

Abby Bonebrake

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