Wednesday, November 23, 2005

The Innocence Project - Wrongful Conviction Website

The New York-based Innocence Project is a not-for-profit legal clinic run out of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law that takes on cases of wrongfully convicted individuals whose innocence has been conclusively proven thanks to forensic DNA testing. The site has information on cases and causes of wrongful convictions, legislative trends, and DNA testing. The Project has been responsible for exonerating most of the one hundred and sixty men to be cleared through post-conviction testing.

In Canada, there is the Association in Defence of the Wrongly Convicted (AIDWYC). AIDWYC, either directly or through the work of member lawyers, has been involved in bringing to light many wrongful convictions in Canada, including those of Guy Paul Morin, David Milgaard, Clayton Johnson, Peter Frumusa and Gregory Parsons.


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posted by Michel-Adrien at 7:28 pm