A mother's drive to Rikers Island to see her son she believes is innocent

In this “20/20 Extra” clip from April 2018, Doreen Quinn Giuliano travels to see her son John Giuca, convicted of murder in 2005. Though the conviction was overturned, he remains behind bars.
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Transcript for A mother's drive to Rikers Island to see her son she believes is innocent
OK Greg just think tankers here we come. What a jury place to visit her home. Yeah yeah. Yeah. It song. They have on them again between the inmates call us. They don't know whether to trust. She asked. You once there. Artistic and king really can't say it's. You have to pick a side. So that you protection. John. T get an education behind bars. He talked face self taught it greens have a great thing. What seems. Tonight's velocity. And history and walked me through what we're gonna have experienced. Opening. Week from the car and pocket hot you have to take good enough plus so an -- get off the correction officers were directed to the blockers. Let me get another lying. And then you go. Bob through metal detector. Thank you look for the area way out there would be a bus. To take you over into. Area where her son would be thing and go through another metal detector and thank you get searched. Then we wait. Yeah. John will come down it is a petition between us but not the last just like a table. Exhausting cannot touch and I like shake his head yes. JK. Compaq. Hot and then that's it that's it no more to look into. And I want to relax it is one hour one hour and I can't I wore them. Every win nothing zero. It muskie so. Disappointing to think that maybe you'll get out freedom be that tantalizing close and it dash. For him what does he does not even the lines of Tahoe. That's funny you say that they have because we try to stay even keel with our emotions right because if you have hope. It's taken away from you and that crash is worse. But. You know want to crawl into bed and not get back out how he can't help but hell yeah. And if they came. Instead privilege ounce Spencer just plead guilty. So so emotional problems so emotionally you know meaning now. I know that John is John says no he's not going to plead guilty no. What do you think mom Wisconsin. You know that gets me really emulsion on. Because I'm good. A city bleak due to ankle. Is. At this point you just come home won't care as. But he's stubborn. And he's like oh I know that song and I'm not gonna do it after real. Almost. This don't. Aren't. Ready yet C John tell me gentlemen Jon tells us why don't who bit that they it took many deceived contact Jon tells us this. JC. Eight CNN. Absolutely the fox and it's is one stop right right and what she nervous about seeing John. Off. See in him that was hot and change. And the worst pop song. Maybe. What's partly. Behind and just Watson well do you need. Institutionalize. He spent all this money. Yes. Stop right into lemonade. Convenient battery could mean I'm. Not a Maria losing him. Okay. The what did they tell us. Mentioned certainly can't believe that that means some feeling. Side particularly worry it won't look I see ahead when they say shut down for security. Knife fight. Somebody got hurt. Maybe drugs. Knows. And does not good that's the ship does it ever pressure mind that it could be John looks. To go home feeling. And seeing and feel and see.

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