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From the Perspective of an Innocence Project Exoneree


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Randall Mills

Lambda Alpha Epsilon invites students to hear Randall Mills speak about his experiences with the legal and correctional systems and his work with the Innocence Project at 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, in Giffels Auditorium on the second floor of Old Main.

Randall Mills was wrongfully convicted in January 2000 of rape and battery. After more than a decade in

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Exoneree kicks off speaker series on the death penalty, race, and innocence

Armstrong called the audience to give Newman a standing ovation, giving her thanks for the freedom he has today and her work to prove the innocence of the wrongfully convicted. The admiration was mutual as Newman praised Armstrong for his work as an instructor and mentor in the prison during the nearly 18 years he served. 

“And to me, that’s the name of the game,” Armstrong said. “To make a difference.”

Frank Baumgartner, a political science professor, began the speaker series in 2010, with this year being the fourth installment. Baumgartner first brought the event to his POLI 203 class: Race, Innocence, and the End of the Death Penalty. Due to the small class size at the time, he decided it was not cost effective, and opened it up to the public and his students. This extension of his class to the public is part of an effort to allow the speakers

Read more at: http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2018/02/race-innocence-0212

After 30 years were stolen from him, here’s how exoneree Mark Denny lives life now

TRIBECA, Manhattan — Imagine having everything that’s happened to you in the last three decades disappear. Mark Denny doesn’t have to imagine it; it’s exactly what happened to him. He was wrongfully arrested and convicted of a pair of serious felonies, including a sex crime, that he did not commit.

Now, he’s been making the most of the nearly 30 days he’s been out of prison, after spending nearly 30 years there.

“My mind don’t want to do anything but be free,” Denny told PIX11 News. “It’s stubborn to not grasp things I need to know.”

Tuesday was Denny’s 47th birthday, his first since 1987 when he was not behind bars. He celebrated at a Vietnamese restaurant with his attorney from The Innocence Project, which had worked diligently for more than eight years to secure Denny’s release.

He’d been arrested in January of 1988 when he was riding in a car with three other

Read more at: http://pix11.com/2018/01/16/after-30-years-were-stolen-from-him-heres-how-exoneree-mark-denny-lives-life-now/

An Exoneree Shares His Story Of Wrongful Conviction In ‘Anatomy …

Jerry Miller says he always held out hope for exoneration. “I made a logical decision to do positive things and to think positive,” he says.

Courtesy of the Innocence Project


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Read more at: http://www.npr.org/2017/03/30/522044187/an-exoneree-shares-his-story-of-wrongful-conviction-in-anatomy-of-innocence

Exoneree argues first case as Wisconsin Innocence Project attorney

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) — Decades after a 58-year-old man was convicted of sexual assault, he’s back in court. This time hoping to prove his innocence.

Nearly 30 years ago Richard Beranek was charged with sex crimes. Now, as he seeks exoneration, one of his attorneys uses his own past experiences to help in this case.

It comes full circle for Jarrett Adams as he sits with the defense council. He was once sitting where Beranek is, wrongfully convicted of sexual assault when he was 17.

After the charges were dismissed in 2007, Adams went to college and law school and now works with the same group that set him free, The Wisconsin Innocence Project.

“I’m not necessarily sure that I bring anything other than perspective of being in there and having to see how one Christmas can turn into seven Christmases before you know

Read more at: http://www.nbc15.com/content/news/Exoneree-argues-first-case-as-Wisconsin-Innocence-Project-attorney-413756543.html

Wisconsin Innocence Project exoneree back in court, now as an attorney

Ten years after the Wisconsin Innocence Project proved Jarrett Adams innocent, he will be back in a Wisconsin court — this time as an attorney to prove another person’s longstanding innocence claim.

“What I’m doing is this: I’m making sure that voices are heard and people are sympathetic to the reality of what the criminal justice system is,” Adams said.

The WIP was co-founded in 1998 by UW-Madison professors Keith Findley and John Pray. Since its inception, the organization has freed 24 wrongfully convicted individuals, including Adams.

Adams was arrested in 1998 when he was 17 years old after he and two others were accused of rape following a party on a college campus.

He was convicted to 28 years in a maximum security prison. Adams recalls his cellmate encouraging him to pursue proving his own innocence.