Innocence Project/Help End Wrongful Convictions

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Innocence Project/Help End Wrongful Convictions

  • on: January 19, 2011, 02:30:43 PM
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The Innocence Project uses DNA evidence to help exonerate wrongfully convicted people. In this interview, co-founder Barry Scheck talks about his work and reforms needed in the justice system to help prevent wrongful convictions.
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Mission Statement

The Innocence Project was founded in 1992 by Barry C. Scheck and Peter J. Neufeld at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University to assist prisoners who could be proven innocent through DNA testing. To date, 265 people in the United States have been exonerated by DNA testing, including 17 who served time on death row. These people served an average of 13 years in prison before exoneration and release.

The Innocence Project’s full-time staff attorneys and Cardozo clinic students provide direct representation or critical assistance in most of these cases. The Innocence Project’s groundbreaking use of DNA technology to free innocent people has provided irrefutable proof that wrongful convictions are not isolated or rare events but instead arise from systemic defects. Now an independent nonprofit organization closely affiliated with Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University, the Innocence Project’s mission is nothing less than to free the staggering numbers of innocent people who remain incarcerated and to bring substantive reform to the system responsible for their unjust imprisonment.
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When Kenny Waters was convicted of a murder he didn't commit, his sister Betty Anne Waters promised to help overturn his conviction and set him free. She put herself through college and law school and worked with the Innocence Project to obtain the DNA tests that finally proved Kenny's innocence. Their story is the subject of the film "Conviction." Learn more about the movie and the work of the Innocence Project at http://bit.ly/cLagqg

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Re: Innocence Project/Help End Wrongful Convictions

  • on: January 21, 2011, 12:08:18 AM
Note to read later.

Thank you for sharing this with us. This is exactly the type of projects (besides MJ projects) that we need to participate in. JMO.

Blessings :)
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