On Monday, October 29, New Yorkers will have the chance to hear directly from Innocence Project Co-Director Barry Scheck and two prosecutors who have been active in uncovering wrongful convictions in their counties and taking steps to prevent future injustice. Keynote speaker Craig Watkins will discuss his experiences in his first year as the District Attorney for Dallas County, Texas, which has seen more wrongful convictions overturned by DNA than any other county in the nation. Scheck will join Janet DiFiore (District Attorney for Westchester County, New York) and New York Lt. Gov. David Patterson for a panel discussion on reforms proposed in New York to prevent future wrongful convictions.
The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held at the Harvard Club at 8 a.m. on Monday, October 29.
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Read more about an
Innocence Project report
issued last week on the 23 wrongful convictions overturned by DNA New York State and the critical reforms needed to address the problem.