The Brandeis University Innocence Club begins a week of events today aimed at raising awareness of the causes of wrongful conviction. The student group has planned events from Monday through Thursday this week, including a speech by
, who spent nine years in Massachusetts prison for a rape he didn’t commit. Dick Lehr, a journalist who has covered wrongful convictions for the Boston Globe, will also speak Thursday. Group members will be asking students throughout the week to sign a petition calling for the records of exonerees to be expunged.
By hosting Innocence Week, (club president Kate) Millerick hopes to “educate the Brandeis community and let them know that this actually happens. It could happen to any of us, it could happen to anyone that we know. It’s a really serious issue that we all are very passionate about and we just want to sort of share that passion with Brandeis students and faculty and let them know that this issue exists and maybe some of them will be inspired to join the club, or even the Innocence Project on campus.”
Read the full story here
. (Brandeis Hoot, 11/09/07)
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