Help the Wrongfully Convicted in Wyoming Prove Innocence
Help the wrongly convicted in Wyoming prove innocence
Call 307-317-1346 and we’ll connect you to your senator
In Wyoming, a wrongfully convicted person has only two years from the date of their guilty verdict to present new evidence of their innocence–even if there’s no way the evidence could have been discovered in that time.
This is a huge barrier to freeing the innocent. For example, Kristine Bunch was convicted in 1996 of setting a fire that killed her 3-year-old son in Indiana. The conviction was largely based on what was thought to be evidence of arson at the time.
In the following decades fire science changed dramatically and the so-called evidence of arson was debunked. A more reliable technique called fire toxicology emerged and revealed that the fire that killed Kristine’s son was accidental. Based on this new evidence she was exonerated after spending 17 years in prison. Had this case occurred in Wyoming, Kristine probably would not have been able to get her conviction overturned.
House Bill 26 will let the wrongfully convicted present new evidence of their innocence without an unrealistic time limit. You can make a difference by urging your state Senator to vote for House Bill 26.
Please call your state Senator and ask them to support House Bill 26 which would change Wyoming’s law to ensure the wrongfully convicted have a fair time frame to prove their innocence. Or call 307-317-1346 and we’ll connect you.