Join Congressional Black Caucus panel: “Innocence Denied: Exploring the Intersection of Race, Bail & Guilty Pleas”
09.18.17 By Innocence Staff
On Thursday, September 21 at 2 p.m. ET in Washington D.C., the Innocence Project will be producing a panel at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference thanks to the generosity of U.S. Rep. Al Green from Texas, a passionate advocate for the wrongly convicted. “Innocence Denied: Exploring the Intersection of Race, Bail and Guilty Pleas” will be moderated by Innocence Project’s Special Counsel for New Initiatives Chantá Parker with the following speakers:
- Rodney Roberts – Exoneree and founder of the Rodney Roberts Foundation
- Adam Foss– Former assistant district attorney and founder of Prosecutor Impact
- Kristin Henning- Director of Georgetown University’s Juvenile Justice Clinic
- Tara Andrews Huffman – Director of the Open Society Institute’s Criminal and Juvenile Justice Program
The event is open to the public. If you have any questions for these experts, click here or leave them below in the comments and follow the conversation #InnocenceDenied on Twitter.
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Kathy conley September 20, 2017 at 2:01 pm
There afraid of the punishment of years of incarceration. They’ll receive less time taking a plead. Most attorneys are working with the state.