Questions for an Innocence Project Attorney


Have a question about the Innocence Project’s work or an issue related to wrongful convictions? We’ve got answers!

Senior Staff Attorney Vanessa Potkin will be answering your questions in a short video tomorrow (Thursday). Send us your questions by 10 a.m. ET on Thursday and we’ll post a video answering as many as we can in the afternoon.

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We’ll post the video here tomorrow with answers.

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Debi Dominguez May 6, 2020 at 7:00 pm Reply   

Hello my name is Debi Dominguez and I have a nephew that is in prison for 18 years. When he got arrested the cops filed false charges against him and the District attorney forced him to take the plea deal that they were giving him. They said he kidnapped his sister and nephew and he didn’t. They also said that he assaulted the officer and he didn’t. That is the plea deal they made him take. I want to know if there is anyway that you can help him to shorten his sentence.

Farelia Fleming February 21, 2019 at 4:59 pm Reply   

I was wondering if you are considering working on Scott Peterson’s cas, after watching the special I think his case needs to be looked at by the innocence project.

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