News 02.13.17

Time Magazine Special Edition: Commemorating 25 Years of the Innocence Project

By Carlita Salazar

Just in time for its 25th anniversary, the Innocence Project is the centerpiece of Time magazine’s newly published special edition issue, Innocent: The Fight Against Wrongful Convictions. From its introduction—authored by New York Times columnist Jim Dwyer—to its last chapter, the issue explains how Innocence Project Co-Founders and Co-Directors Peter Neufeld and Barry Scheck fostered a movement in America’s criminal justice system through the use of DNA technology and pays tribute to clients as well as to some of the many players who have become central to the work of exonerating innocent people.

Highlights include the following:

  • Profiles on Innocence Project clients, including:
    • Marvin Anderson, Steven Barnes, Lewis Fogle, Angel Gonzalez, Andre Hatchett, Michelle Murphy and Anthony Wright
  • Profiles on Innocence Project Director of Post-Conviction Litigation Vanessa Potkin and Innocence Project Senior Staff Attorney Nina Morrison
  • Members of the Innocence Network including California Innocence Project Executive Director Justin Brooks, Jim Coleman and Theresa Newman, co-directors of the Wrongful Convictions Clinic at Duke Law School, Jon Eldan from After Innocence, Ohio Innocence Project Director Mark Godsey and Innocence Project New Orleans Executive Director Emily Maw

The issue will go on sale on February 17. It’s available on Amazon or select newsstands. 

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  1. Alisha Ledbetter says:

    I have someone very close to me that is serving a 45 year sentence for something he did not do. In his case there was no evidence at all. They just took the other persons word over his. No exam or anything. Its heartbreaking because he is missing his kids growing up and now has grandchildren he has never met. I would love to know more about how to get the real story told!

  2. Wendy Lane says:

    If your loved one was convicted in Ohio, you may contact us and we can send one of our applications to the inmate. theohioinnocenceproject at gmail.com

    For those looking for a copy of this Time Magazine edition, please email me directly: wendy.lane at uc.edu

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