News 11.06.08

Innocence Events Around the Country

Tonight at Baruch College in New York City, Scott Fappiano will tell students and members of the public about the 21 years he spent in New York prison before DNA testing obtained by the Innocence Project proved his innocence. He will be joined by Barry Gibbs, another Innocence Project client freed after evidence of his innocence was uncovered. The event is in Manhattan at 6:30 p.m.

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Last night, students at the University of Texas at Dallas heard from North Carolina exoneree Darryl Hunt about his two decades in prison for a murder he didn’t commit. The documentary film about his ordeal, “The Trials of Darryl Hunt,” was also screened at the event.

Read more about Hunt’s case here

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And this weekend in upstate New York, exonerees Roy Brown, Alan Newton and Dennis Maher will speak at the “Art of Innocence” speaker series about their cases, along with attorneys and other leaders in the field.

Learn more about attending “The Art of Innocence” here

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Organizer Lawrence Golden wrote a column yesterday about the event in the Utica Observer-Dispatch.

Imagine the horror of being wrongly accused of rape or murder, being arrested and tried and found guilty. Imagine the devastation of being sentenced to life in prison or death by lethal injection when you had absolutely nothing to do with the crime involved. Literally hundreds — perhaps thousands — of individuals are experiencing just that in this country today.


Read his full column

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