The Georgia Innocence Project family is heartbroken at the passing of our dear friend, colleague, and board member Page Pate.
A fierce advocate for the criminally accused and unjustly convicted, Page was a visionary founding member of the Georgia Innocence Project twenty years ago. He remained active with our organization over the years, consulting on cases, advising on media strategies, and raising awareness about wrongful convictions and GIP’s work. Page joined GIP’s Board of Directors in 2018 and for the past several years also served on the Board’s Executive Committee and as chair of the Public Relations Committee. Media savvy and passionate about GIP’s mission, Page understood the transformative potential of the stories GIP had to tell, and he was determined to help us harness that power for meaningful reform.
Above all else, we will remember Page’s kindness and generosity, always willing to give anything he could to help, whether it be a personal matter or professional, and never asking for anything in return.
Today, we share our deepest condolences with Page’s family and loved ones as we mourn our collective, devastating loss at his passing. Tomorrow, we will pick up the pieces and honor Page’s memory by continuing the tireless struggle for justice and accountability in our criminal legal system, drawing on Page’s tenacious spirit and grace for inspiration.
Rest in Peace, Page.