Case Update

Judge Orders New Trial in Dennis Perry Case

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Press Release – July 17, 2020 JUDGE ORDERS NEW TRIAL AFTER TWENTY YEARS FOR MAN CONVICTED IN 1985 DOUBLE MURDER IN RURAL GEORGIA CHURCH Georgia Innocence Project and co-counsel King & Spalding secured a new trial for Dennis Perry after matching DNA recovered from the crime scene in 1985 to an alternate suspect during re-investigation […]

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Georgia Moves to Slash Public Defender’s Appellate Division

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We Need Your Voice: Georgia Moves to Slash Public Defender’s Appellate Division Georgians are constitutionally entitled to effective counsel in their trials and in their appeals, but that right will be undermined with the elimination of the one entity created to protect it: the Appellate Division of the Georgia Public Defender Council (GPDC). These lawyers […]

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Juneteenth 2020: We Have Work to Do

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Juneteenth 2020: We Have Work to Do Almost one hundred years after bombs burst over the “land of the free” on July 4, 1776, Union Major General Gordon Granger rode into Texas where 250,000 Africans were still enslaved and gave the order above. That day, June 19, 1865, went down in history as the moment […]

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GIP Statement on George Floyd

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GIP Statement on the Killing of George Floyd As we work to free Georgia’s wrongfully convicted, we are confronted daily with the implicit and explicit racial biases and racism embedded in our criminal legal system. While Black people account for only 13% of the US population, they account for about 40% of the nation’s prison […]

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GIP’s Statement on the Ahmaud Arbery Killing

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Solidarity With Ahmaud Arbery On February 23, 2020, Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old, unarmed Black man, was shot and killed in broad daylight while out for a jog in a Brunswick, Georgia, suburb by a white father and son who subsequently claimed they were trying to make a “citizen’s arrest.” As the graphic video makes waves […]

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World DNA Day

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World DNA Day Help Solve Crimes and Free Georgia’s Imprisoned Innocent Today is World DNA Day.  100% of any donation you make to GIP through this link will help support post-conviction DNA testing to free the wrongly convicted in Georgia. Your gift in honor of World DNA Day has a real, tangible impact. DNA testing […]

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GIP Update Regarding COVID-19 Impacts

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On March 13th, as Georgia was undertaking dramatic steps to stem the tide of the novel coronavirus pandemic, the Georgia Supreme Court issued an excellent decision affirming that GIP/SCHR client Johnny Lee Gates is entitled to a new trial after 43 years in prison (26 on death row).  Now, with prison transport all but canceled […]

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OUR TOP TEN REASONS TO BE THANKFUL – 2019

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 Thanks for Coach Pierce and the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks! Atlanta Hawks Head Coach Lloyd Pierce is passionate about correcting and preventing wrongful convictions. So he and the Atlanta Hawks have partnered with Georgia Innocence Project to raise awareness about wrongful convictions in Georgia. They’ve created co-branded Hawks-GIP merchandise to help spread the word and financially […]

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Wrongful Conviction Day 2019

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TODAY, Wednesday, October 2nd, is Wrongful Conviction Day – the annual international observance dedicated to ending wrongful convictions and highlighting the plight of those convicted of crimes they did not commit. Georgia Innocence Project and the Innocence Network urge you to help raise awareness about the causes and consequences of wrongful convictions on this important […]

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OUR TOP TEN REASONS TO BE THANKFUL

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 Thanks for TEN. Because of your wonderful generosity, GIP now has TEN employees – including two new staff attorneys and an investigator!  And just this week, we welcomed TEN new members onto our Board of Directors. We are a strong and dedicated team fighting to free the imprisoned innocent. Thanks for appellate review and fair […]