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Huy Dao’s job as the Innocence Project’s case director is to ensure that the thousands of cases submitted each year are evaluated fairly and that every inmate and family member is treated with compassion. He’s been doing it for 10 years and a profile in today’s Christian Science Monitor outlines the evaluation process behind the Innocence Project’s exonerations.

Passionately disturbed by what he sees as unfairness in the justice system – such as racism and coerced confessions – Dao is committed to making one thing in these prisoners' lives fair: the evaluation of their applications. He will not let the pressure of thousands of cases push him to be indifferent, nor will he be driven by emotion to dwell on a case that doesn't meet the Innocence Project's narrow mandate.

Read the full story here

. (Christian Science Monitor, 08/06/07)

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