Sunday, March 2, 2008

The Faces of Wrongful Conviction Project

While researching topics related to our partner organizations, I came across The Faces of Wrongful Conviction Project .

This California non-profit organization tells the stories of over 200 men and women who have been proven to have been wrongfully convicted and imprisoned in the state of California. Their mission statement is as follows:
More than 200 men and women have been wrongfully convicted in California since 1990. Some of these men and women were sentenced to death; all lost years of their lives, imprisoned for crimes they did not commit. The aim of this project is to bring you their stories and to advocate for reforms that will eliminate wrongful convictions.

Their website is a great way to reaffirm the work being done by the Innocence Project. Telling these people's stories reminds us that those who have been wrongfully convicted are sons and daughters, husbands and wives, friends and co-workers, and even if there was just one wrongfully convicted individual in jail, it would be one too many.

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