Attorneys and students with the
California Innocence Project
were joined by former clients, activists and family members in San Diego on Saturday as they kicked off a two month, 600 mile march to the state capitol in Sacramento on behalf of the organizations’ wrongfully imprisoned clients, reported CBS8 in San Diego.
Once in Sacramento, the group will ask the governor to use his executive clemency power to free twelve clients who they believe are innocent.
“In some of these cases, I have actually had judges declare my clients innocent, and yet they are still sitting in prison,” said project director Justin Brooks.
“Each one is a different reason, but there is one common theme and that is an innocent person who has been wrongfully convicted,” he said.
California exonerees Ken Marsh and Brian Banks will be joining parts of the march in the coming weeks. Banks made headlines earlier this month when he became the first exoneree to sign a professional contract with the NFL.
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