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Meet the Summer 2023 Interns

The Georgia Innocence Project welcomes the 2023 summer interns. Coming from different parts of the United States, the group of individuals unite to bring their unique backgrounds and skill sets to tackle the injustices within our criminal legal system. Together, they are united by a common passion for addressing wrongful convictions. Here are our wonderful […]

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Behind Bars Despite DNA Evidence

In this post, we will dig deeper into one of GIP’s long-time active cases and explain how a procedural error can keep someone behind bars despite evidence of innocence. For Sonny Bharadia, that evidence of innocence comes in the form of DNA from inside a pair of gloves. The DNA proves that Sonny Bharadia was

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Joey Watkins Granted Bond

Joey Watkins embraces his parents immediately after being released from Floyd County Jail We wanted to share some good news to kick off the new year! For the first time in more than 22 years, last night Joey Watkins went to sleep outside of prison walls- safe and at home with his family. But while

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GA SUPREME COURT UNANIMOUSLY AFFIRMS HABEAS RELIEF FOR JOEY WATKINS

Convicted of murder in Floyd County in 2001, Watkins has maintained his innocence from the beginning and gained national attention after being featured on the podcast “Undisclosed”. This morning, the Supreme Court of Georgia unanimously affirmed habeas relief for Joey!  This means Joey’s conviction is vacated and a new trial granted! HOWEVER, Joey will not

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