Let’s Work Together: Freeing the Wrongfully Convicted through Strategic Partnerships

Location: Augusta Room
Date: Fri, April 12
Time: 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

Innocence organizations re-investigate/litigate cases to free the wrongfully convicted. Conviction integrity units in district attorneys offices re-examine these select few convictions for exonerations. Meanwhile, public defender offices are storehouses of valuable information about the untold numbers of people incarcerated on harsh, unjust sentences, particularly under archaic repeat offender laws. What if these criminal justice stakeholders could work together to develop strategic partnerships to free more people more quickly, particularly people of color who are disproportionately impacted by mass incarceration?