News 11.08.07

Movies, on screen and online, argue for innocence

The Innocence Project receives dozens of requests each year from filmmakers interested in bringing the stories of the wrongfully convicted to the screen. And the Internet has also made it possible for families and friends of the wrongfully convicted to argue their case online. Hundreds of home-made videos are available on websites like YouTube, pleading for the public to take a look at a case and demand justice.

The reason for the volume of requests is obvious. Few fears are as universal as the fear of being wrongfully accused and imprisoned, and few stories are as compelling as those about the failures of a justice system in which we put an incredible amount of faith.  


Read the full story here

. (ABC News, 11/07/07)

Among the most popular documentaries on the topic of wrongful conviction are “

The Thin Blue Line

,” “

Paradise Lost

,” and “

After Innocence

.”

Sites like YouTube have also given people a chance to voice their concerns about an unfair criminal justice system. We recently asked blog readers to send us their thoughts on wrongful convictions for a video called “It Matters to Me.”

Watch that video and other Innocence Project videos on our YouTube page

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