Justice 4 the Wrongfully Incarcerated Reaches its Destination, but its Journey Continues
05.16.16 By Carlita Salazar
On Sunday afternoon, after traveling by foot for more than a week, the activists marching with Justice 4 the Wrongfully Incarcerated made it to their destination: Albany, New York. The group left Harlem, New York, on Mother’s Day morning and over the course of eight days, walked 140 miles to Albany to raise awareness around wrongful conviction and its causes, and to call for reform of the criminal justice system in New York state.
Upon arriving in Albany, members of the group cheered and held a small protest and press conference on the steps of the capital building.
“We’ve made it! . . . Albany, we’re here and we want justice,” they cheered.
On Monday, the activists held a meeting with Assemblyman Keith Wright and other state lawmakers to discuss the journey to Albany and to share their strategy for increasing justice and their call to pass laws to prevent further wrongful conviction.
At the protest on Sunday, Sharonne Salaam thanked all of the supporters who helped the group reach Albany. “We have walked over 140 miles,” she said. “We’ve made it. . . . [but] we’re going to keep on walking and keep on advocating for what we believe in right. And with your help, we’re going to be successful. . . . Cuomo, we’re coming for you.”
Learn more about Justice 4 the Wrongfully Incarcerated: Justice 4 the Wrongfully Incarcerated
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July 6, 2016 at 12:07 pm
I have written so many times if the innocent project helps people who are in captivity or confinement without any known crime. If a person notices the level and the scope of abuse is similar with someone who is convicted of any crime or more than that is it legal to write a petition for a possible investigation on any possible wrongful conviction on the person? I always feel that, sometimes, there are innocents out here who may be wrongful convicted for the crime they even don’t know but they are obliged to spend their precious time in a systematically designed confinement followed by an ugly to mention abuses. Your response is very important.
Lisa Davis May 10, 2019 at 9:57 am
Hello! I’m just discovering this page. I also participated in that March for Justice and I have lots of videos and pictures from that if you would like to see them and put them up on this site. Please let me know.