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Innocent But Imprisoned: Wrongful Conviction in Ohio
April 2, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pmFree
Wrongful conviction occurs when a person who is factually and morally innocent of a crime is nevertheless convicted and imprisoned. Since 1989, there have been over 2,800 exonerations of people who were wrongfully convicted in the United States, including at least 90 Ohioans. These cases include those in which a death sentence was imposed. The Ohio Innocence Project (OIP) at the University of Cincinnati College of Law, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, provides free legal assistance to people who are innocent but imprisoned in Ohio. Please join us for
this event to learn more about how and why wrongful convictions occur and the work being done in Ohio. Hear first-hand accounts from people who have endured the tragedy of wrongful conviction but triumph in freedom. Join Pierce Reed, the Policy and Engagement Director for OIP will appear along with a person who has been wrongfully convicted. Accompanying them will be Exoneree Raymond Towler and his Lydian Jazz Band. No registration is required. This program is presented by the Friends of GMPL and is free to the public. This is a compelling program, with an opportunity for attendees to ask questions.