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GIP Update Regarding COVID-19 Impacts

GIP Update Regarding COVID-19 Impacts

On March 13th, as Georgia was undertaking dramatic steps to stem the tide of the novel coronavirus pandemic, the Georgia ...
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Georgia Supreme Court Rules in Favor of GIP Client Johnny Lee Gates!

Georgia Supreme Court Rules in Favor of GIP Client Johnny Lee Gates!

Georgia Supreme Court Rules in Favor of GIP Client Johnny Lee Gates! Johnny Lee Gates has spent 43 years imprisoned ...
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Georgia Supreme Court Rules in Favor of GIP Client Joey Watkins!

Georgia Supreme Court Rules in Favor of GIP Client Joey Watkins!

Georgia Supreme Court Rules in Favor of GIP Client Joey Watkins! Joey Watkins was convicted in 2001 of a murder ...
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GIP Client Kerry Robinson Exonerated After Nearly 18 Years in Prison

GIP Client Kerry Robinson Exonerated After Nearly 18 Years in Prison

GIP Client Kerry Robinson Exonerated After Nearly 18 Years in Prison Kerry Robinson Walks Out of Prison a Free Man ...
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OUR TOP TEN REASONS TO BE THANKFUL - 2019

OUR TOP TEN REASONS TO BE THANKFUL – 2019

Thanks for Coach Pierce and the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks! Atlanta Hawks Head Coach Lloyd Pierce is passionate about correcting and ...
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Wrongful Conviction Day 2019

Wrongful Conviction Day 2019

TODAY, Wednesday, October 2nd, is Wrongful Conviction Day – the annual international observance dedicated to ending wrongful convictions and highlighting ...
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September 2019 Devonia Inman Case Update

September 2019 Devonia Inman Case Update

We have more EXCITING NEWS in the Devonia Inman case! Yesterday, the Georgia Supreme Court rejected the Georgia State Attorney ...
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Update on the Devonia Inman Case

Update on the Devonia Inman Case

In so many post-conviction innocence cases the biggest hurdle we face comes from the State successfully arguing: “Innocence does not ...
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Update on Joey Watkins Case: Part III

Update on Joey Watkins Case: Part III

Last month we shared a two-part update on the Joey Watkins case. Part I detailed Joey’s innocence and how previous ...
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Update on Joey Watkins Case: Part II

Update on Joey Watkins Case: Part II

Last week, in a two-sentence decision, the powers that be again turned a blind eye to Joey Watkins’ quest for ...
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June 2019 Update on Joey Watkins Case: Part I

June 2019 Update on Joey Watkins Case: Part I

Joey Watkins is innocent. You don’t have to take our word for it. Take the word of Dr. Paul Steffes, ...
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Court Orders New Trial for Johnny Lee Gates

Court Orders New Trial for Johnny Lee Gates

I am thrilled to report that a Muscogee County Court recently ordered that our client Johnny Lee Gates is entitled ...
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OUR TOP TEN REASONS TO BE THANKFUL

OUR TOP TEN REASONS TO BE THANKFUL

Thanks for TEN. Because of your wonderful generosity, GIP now has TEN employees – including two new staff attorneys and ...
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Wrongful Conviction Day 2018

Wrongful Conviction Day 2018

To most Americans, the scene is a familiar one: a person walks down the austere stone steps of a courthouse ...
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When the State Loses or Destroys Key Evidence

When the State Loses or Destroys Key Evidence

When The State Loses Or Destroys Key Evidence... This week’s Undisclosed episode - “Mix Tape” - focuses on lost evidence ...
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College Intern Q&A with Ashli McBride

College Intern Q&A with Ashli McBride

Ashli McBride, Junior at Georgia State University What did you learn about wrongful convictions and innocence work throughout the course of ...
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Race and Wrongful Conviction

Race and Wrongful Conviction

RACE AND WRONGFUL CONVICTION  Muscogee County prosecutor's tally of jurors' race in late 1970s death penalty trial. In a few ...
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October 2nd - Wrongful Conviction Day

October 2nd – Wrongful Conviction Day

Today, October 2nd is Wrongful Conviction Day, a day to spread awareness about the causes of false convictions and to ...
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Joey Watkins / Undisclosed update: Trial Tapes Litigation

Joey Watkins / Undisclosed update: Trial Tapes Litigation

Remember during Season 2 of Undisclosed how you could listen to Mark Free’s trial audio, but every time the Undisclosed team ...
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Who polices the unethical prosecutor? An update on Joey Watkins’ case

Who polices the unethical prosecutor? An update on Joey Watkins’ case

From inadvertent error to reckless conduct to outright disregard for the defendant’s due process rights, prosecutorial misconduct permeates our criminal ...
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How Alabama’s law on judicial override increases risk of executing the innocent

How Alabama’s law on judicial override increases risk of executing the innocent

How Alabama’s law on judicial override increases risk of executing the innocent Two of the many great lawyers at the ...
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An Undisclosed Adventure…and Cake

An Undisclosed Adventure…and Cake

It has been an exciting and action-packed summer for the Georgia Innocence Project. As we continue to work hard on ...
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GIP Client May Die In Prison Despite DNA Evidence Proving Innocence

ATLANTA JOURNAL CONSTITUTION                            February 29, 2016 Ga ...
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A Record # of Exonerations in 2015, Including 2 GA Cases

A Record # of Exonerations in 2015, Including 2 GA Cases

From Aimee Maxwell I want to interrupt my previously scheduled blog post about the Googe exoneration to discuss the report ...
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Michael Marshall release day

Investigating a CODIS hit

From Aimee Maxwell In my last blog entry I talked about CODIS hits. Quick reminder – CODIS hits are cases ...
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What is CODIS and how can it identify innocence claims?

What is CODIS and how can it identify innocence claims?

From Aimee Maxwell, GIP Executive Director First, sorry I’ve been MIA. Our office renovation is almost complete plus I received the ...
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A prosecutor, a scientist and a criminal defense lawyer walk into a bar....

A prosecutor, a scientist and a criminal defense lawyer walk into a bar….

Aimee Maxwell, Executive Director No, that’s not really how we created our groundbreaking partnership with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) ...
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In response to last week's AJC article about our federal grant

In response to last week’s AJC article about our federal grant

From Aimee Maxwell, Executive Director Last Thursday I was driving to work, looking forward to a fantastic day. That afternoon ...
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GIP Client Wins Appeal

GIP Client Wins Appeal

GIP has been working on Paul Tyner since 2003.  In fact, he is case number 183.  During our investigation we ...
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GIP Exonerates Another Person

GIP Exonerates Another Person

Something to Celebrate! GIP Exonerates Another Georgia Man Through a first-in-the-nation initiative launched by the Georgia Innocence Project, we have ...
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An Intern Story: Read about a GIP case in progress

Summer 2015, GIP Interns A Message from GIP Intern, Amanda Quiles, Summer 2015             I ...
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Help our client, William Whitsett!

Dear Friend of the Georgia Innocence Project: TWENTY-SEVEN years after William Whitsett was arrested for the rape and murder of ...
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It's Finally Time to Celebrate!

It’s Finally Time to Celebrate!

For the past 9 years, GIP has struggled to bring real criminal justice reform to Georgia. We are now one ...
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New Eyewitness Bill

New Eyewitness Bill

2/23/2015 Today at the Georgia Legislature The Senate non-civil judiciary committee will be discussing SB 94, a bill to reform ...
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Interns - We Can't Survive Without Them

Interns – We Can’t Survive Without Them

Interns – They are the best and, sometimes, the worst thing about being Executive Director of the Georgia Innocence Project ...
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Victory!

Victory!

Yesterday was a good day for GIP.  One of our clients is going to get DNA testing done on the ...
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Bon Voyage to a Great Volunteer.

Bon Voyage to a Great Volunteer.

This past weekend, Melissa and I attended a going-away party for one of our volunteers, Apryl Davis.  Apryl is joining ...
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Meet Our New Spring Semester Interns

Meet Our New Spring Semester Interns

Yesterday, Monday, January 13, 2014 was the start of the new semester here at GIP.     GIP welcomed law ...
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Holiday Cards Inspire GIP

 We want to  share some holiday messages from our clients.  We are so touched by all of these letters and ...
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Cards from our clients.

Holiday Cards

Cards from our clients. Since GIP began in 2002, we have sent our clients holiday cards.  At first we just ...
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