News 04.30.07

Court TV anchor calls Innocence Project event “poignant, meaningful and spirited”

Jami Floyd, the anchor of Court TV’s Best Defense, writes in her blog that the Innocence Project’s Celebration of Freedom & Justice was one of the most spectacular events she had attended in a long time.

Even though 200 people were wrongly convicted only to be cleared years later by the miracle of science; even though we honored a group that has lost a collective 2500 years of their lives; even though many have yet to receive an apology, let alone compensation from the states that wrongfully sent them to prison.  It was a night of celebration because these men are free.

Now we must figure out why they went to prison in the first place.  And fix it.


Read the full blog post

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Watch Jami Floyd’s on-air comments about the event

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Innocence Project Co-Director Barry Scheck appeared on Best Defense before the event last week and discussed the causes of wrongful conviction.

Watch his appearance here

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Watch video of the exonerees in attendance at the event


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