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GIP Exonerates Another Person

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Something to Celebrate! GIP Exonerates Another Georgia Man Through a first-in-the-nation initiative launched by the Georgia Innocence Project, we have a new exoneration: Michael Googe of Brunswick, GA is innocent of the 2007 burglary of a convenience store. Not only that, but our initiative also revealed the true perpetrator of the crime. Here’s how it happened. CODIS is the acronym […]

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Help our client, William Whitsett!

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Dear Friend of the Georgia Innocence Project: TWENTY-SEVEN years after William Whitsett was arrested for the rape and murder of Evelyn Jones in Atlanta, Georgia, physical evidence collected at the crime scene is finally being tested at the state crime lab.  It is incredibly unlikely that William, who has an 8th grade education, would have […]

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It’s Finally Time to Celebrate!

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  For the past 9 years, GIP has struggled to bring real criminal justice reform to Georgia. We are now one step closer.   Georgia is the 12th state to embrace major eyewitness evidence reform.  Late last night, on the last day of the legislative session, the Georgia General Assembly passed a bill requiring police […]

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New Eyewitness Bill

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2/23/2015 Today at the Georgia Legislature The Senate non-civil judiciary committee will be discussing SB 94, a bill to reform eyewitness identification. Aimee Maxwell will be at the hearing for GIP. UPDATE!! 2/24/2015 Great news from the legislature today – the new eyewitness bill passed unanimously out of committee! The bill will require law enforcement […]

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Interns – We Can’t Survive Without Them

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Interns – They are the best and, sometimes, the worst thing about being Executive Director of the Georgia Innocence Project. When I started this job I thought my least favorite part of the job would be dealing with the interns.  [Honestly, there are moments when that is true.  But, thankfully, those moments are few and […]

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Victory!

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Yesterday was a good day for GIP.  One of our clients is going to get DNA testing done on the evidence in his case.  This is big news.  Victories are few and far between in post-conviction cases. GIP Staff Attorney, Christina Cribbs, did an amazing job during the hearing on our Extraordinary Motion for New […]

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Bon Voyage to a Great Volunteer.

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This past weekend, Melissa and I attended a going-away party for one of our volunteers, Apryl Davis.  Apryl is joining the Navy in a little over a week.  We are really going to miss her. Apryl was a fantastic volunteer.  Anything we needed her to do, she was available.  She worked with Melissa on administrative […]

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Meet Our New Spring Semester Interns

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Yesterday, Monday, January 13, 2014 was the start of the new semester here at GIP.     GIP welcomed law students and undergraduate interns, 8 in total. It was a long but productive orientation day.   We are excited for our new interns and grateful they want to be apart of our team and help […]