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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 […]

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Holiday Cards

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  Since GIP began in 2002, we have sent our clients holiday cards.  At first we just thought it would be a nice way to let them know we were thinking of them and working on their case.  Quickly we came to realize how much the cards meant to our clients.  Every one of them […]