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Wrongful Conviction Day 2018

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To most Americans, the scene is a familiar one: a person walks down the austere stone steps of a courthouse or through the gates of a prison, flanked by a team of triumphant attorneys, met by a scrum of reporters. These people have just been exonerated of crimes that they did not commit, crimes for […]

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When the State Loses or Destroys Key Evidence

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When The State Loses Or Destroys Key Evidence… This week’s Undisclosed episode – “Mix Tape” – focuses on lost evidence in the case of GIP client Dennis Perry. Susan and Colin describe the litany of evidence the State apparently lost in the fifteen years between the original investigation and Dennis Perry’s trial: original, never-transcribed audio […]

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College Intern Q&A with Ashli McBride

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What did you learn about wrongful convictions and innocence work throughout the course of your Spring 2018 internship at GIP? I learned that the process of freeing an innocent person takes a long time and DNA technology has come a long way. Now, we have DNA testing that can help jurors reach accurate verdicts at trial. […]

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October 2nd – Wrongful Conviction Day

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Today, October 2nd is Wrongful Conviction Day, a day to spread awareness about the causes of false convictions and to honor the innocent men and women who have lost years behind bars on crimes they did not commit.   WHAT CAUSES WRONGFUL CONVICTIONS? Studies estimate that there are a minimum of 2,500 innocent men and […]

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Joey Watkins / Undisclosed update: Trial Tapes Litigation

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Remember during Season 2 of Undisclosed how you could listen to Mark Free’s trial audio, but every time the Undisclosed team wanted to quote from Joey’s trial, Susan, Rabia and/or Colin had to read from the trial transcript? That’s because the judge and court reporter in Floyd County refused to release the audio recordings of Joey’s […]

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An Undisclosed Adventure…and Cake

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It has been an exciting and action-packed summer for the Georgia Innocence Project. As we continue to work hard on our active cases, and strive every day to find new cases to take on and new inmates to bring to freedom, we have also been working on something that is very new to us. Since […]