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Dennis Perry Exonerated After 20 Years of Wrongful Imprisonment

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Dennis Perry Exonerated After 20 Years of Wrongful Imprisonment After more than 20 years behind bars, and just over one year after his release from prison, Dennis Perry has finally been exonerated. Brunswick Judicial Circuit District Attorney Keith Higgins announced the dismissal of all charges against Dennis officially exonerating him in the 1985 double murder […]

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Why is it so hard to right a wrong in Georgia?

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Why is it so hard to right a wrong in Georgia? “Justice, not victory, is our chief goal.” So say the Guiding Principles on the website of the Georgia Attorney General’s Office.   Yet the AG’s actions in the Devonia Inman case belie their stated chief goal. Today we must ask a few questions. Why is […]

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First Father’s Day (Again)

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First Father’s Day (Again) Every father remembers their first Father’s Day. It’s often a euphoric day filled with appreciation and love. Family members shower the new parent with gifts and often cook their favorite food. For that first-time father, it can also be a day of disbelief. For some, it is hard to believe that […]

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Terry Talley Exonerated in 4 Cases From 1981

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After nearly 40 years in prison for a series of crimes he did not commit, GIP client Terry Talley walked out of prison a free man on February 23, 2021. Once labeled a serial rapist, now he is exonerated in not one, but four violent sexual assaults that occurred from February through June 1981 in […]

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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 […]