News 02.12.09

Hearing Tomorrow in NYC to Address Causes of Wrongful Conviction

Three men who served a combined 58 years in prison for crimes they didn’t commit will testify tomorrow before a New York State Bar Association task force investigating the causes of wrongful convictions in the state. The group released a report last week that found identification procedures and government practices to be the two leading causes of wrongful convictions.

Among those testifying will be Barry Scheck and Peter Neufeld, the co-founders of the Innocence Project, and three exonerated Innocence Project clients: Scott Fappiano, Jeffrey Deskovic and Alan Newton.

Another hearing is scheduled for February 24 in Albany.

Read more about tomorrow’s event here


Download the Bar Association report here


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