News 12.20.16

Actor Romany Malco Set to Join Innocence Project as Ambassador

By Innocence Staff

You may know him from the hit comedy The 40-Year-Old Virgin, from the acclaimed HBO series Weeds or the 2016 holiday blockbuster Almost Christmas. But in each case, actor Romany Malco is a face that is not easily forgotten. Now, the 48-year-old Brooklyn native is teaming up with the Innocence Project in the ongoing fight against wrongful conviction and adding a new role to his already impressive curriculum—that of criminal justice advocate and Innocence Ambassador.

“Mr. Malco is an impressive talent, and we’re thrilled to have him join us as an Innocence Ambassador,” Paul Cates, the Innocence Project’s director of communications, confirmed. “Through his newfound role he’ll help us amplify our calls for criminal justice reform while reminding all Americans that every day innocent people across this country risk prosecution and imprisonment for crimes they did not commit.”

The Innocence Project’s roster of Innocence Ambassadors has steadily grown throughout 2016 with actors Hill Harper and Candice Patton, rapper Busta Rhymes, and comedian Hari Kondabolu all joining the organization’s fight to  protect people in America’s criminal justice system.

For his part, Mr. Malco is taking on his new role as the Innocence Project prepares for a busy year ahead. In 2017 the organization will, in fact, celebrate its 25th anniversary with a yearlong line-up of events and panel discussions as well as the launch of a new awareness campaign focusing on guilty pleas.

“We’re excited to welcome Romany Malco to the Innocence Project,” Cates continued. “We’re certain that as an Innocence Ambassador he will be an invaluable asset to the Innocence movement and we look forward to working with him in the coming year.”

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  1. Ake Sintring says:

    Dear Mr. Malco,

    I wish there were many more people like you. May I present a case for you?

    Since the fall 200 0 I work for the former national amateur lightweight boxing champion of the US, Anthony Fletcher. He was successful as a pro, too. Since 1993 he is in DR at Greene´s Correctional Institute at Waynesburg, PA. He is innocent.

    Imagine so many years in isolation.

    The trial was a travesty. Unbelievable. False accusations. A bought witness. A so called defender who did n o t h i n g.

    I wish you could have time and energy to do something for Anthony. I will gladly send you the vital facts and documents if I hear from you. Best regards, Yours Ake Sintring, Laholm, Sweden.

  2. Lois Dumas says:

    Welcome to you Mr. Malco, I truly wish your organization could get my finance out after doing 24 years for a crime he did not commit. Just because he would not snitch on people the evidence they had did not match him nor the DNA, but they still convicted him. It was all corrupt. This past December 16th makes 24 flat years he has been there. He is a very intelligent, handsome, strong black man who is wrongfully committed and I know one day God will free him. My faith is strong I just know that this year, my baby is coming home. I feel it. Thank you Jesus! I just pray that he can be exonerated and his name cleared. He is in Arizona prison, Theron Denman 079362, if you would like to just check into it. Thanks for your time, and congratulations on your endeavors with this organization! Happy New Year!!!
    Blessings to you and yours,
    Lois

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