Innocence Project marks 200th exoneration nationwide at first annual celebration


At the Innocence Project’s first annual Celebration of Freedom & Justice last night in New York, 18 people who have been exonerated were honored and awards were given to several people and organizations vital to the work of freeing the innocent and reforming the criminal justice system.

Jerry Miller

, who was exonerated on Monday in Chicago and became the 200th person to be cleared by DNA evidence nationwide, joined us for the event.

Before a packed house of more than 600 people, a special award was given to

Calvin Johnson

, who was exonerated after serving more than 15 years in Georgia prisons and now serves on the Innocence Project Board of Directors. Also honored Janet Reno (a founding member of the Innocence Project Board of Directors), Cravath, Swaine & Moore (the Innocence Project’s corporate counsel) and Matt Blank (the CEO and Chairman of Showtime, which produced the film

After Innocence


Watch video from the event

. (NY1: Innocence Project Marks Milestone.)

Visit our special section on the 200th Exoneration

for multimedia features, criminal justice resources, and more.

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