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Georgia Innocence Project

Georgia Innocence Project

BREAKING: we're thrilled to announce that GIP & Southern Center for Human Rights client Johnny Lee Gates has been granted a new trial on the basis of new, exculpatory DNA evidence! Mr. Gates has spent the past 42 years in prison—26 of them on death row and the remaining 16 under a sentence of life without parole.

Georgia Innocence Project

Georgia Innocence Project

GIP's Jennifer Whitfield returns to the office on January 4, following her first court appearance as a staff attorney! She and pro bono co-counsel Mary Dayton attended a hearing in Forsyth County with GIP client Troy Turan. Go Jennifer!

Georgia Innocence Project

Georgia Innocence Project

How refreshing to see these Michigan prosecutors doing the right thing when faced with clear evidence that junk science wrongfully convicted two people. ALL prosecutors should value justice over finality.

Georgia Innocence Project

Georgia Innocence Project

A young man wrongfully incarcerated and nearly lost in the system, Pete Williams existed on the thin hope that DNA evidence would prove his innocence. And eventually, after 23 years in prison, it did.

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Georgia Innocence Project

Georgia Innocence Project

In case you missed it: this is an incredible story. Although Valentino Dixon had never even stepped foot on a golf course, he sketched hundreds of them. The composition of grass, water, trees, and sky took him out of the din and darkness of his prison cell, where he had lived for 27 years, innocent of the charges that landed him there. Golf Digest finally took notice, and began looking into his case. The rest is history.

Georgia Innocence Project

Georgia Innocence Project

Justice is supposed to involve the search for truth, not the search for the easiest case to fight. What happens when prosecutors get that backwards? If you've listened to Episode 18 of Undisclosed Podcast, let us know your thoughts: http://undisclosed-podcast.com/

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BREAKING: we're thrilled to announce that GIP and @southerncenter client Johnny Lee Gates has been granted a new trial on the basis of new, exculpatory DNA evidence! Mr. Gates has been in prison for an unimaginable 42 years. https://t.co/ZHA3Efyylc



Often, our harshest sentences are not for the worst crimes, but the worst lawyers. https://t.co/35KvHMOTPO



A young man wrongfully incarcerated and nearly lost in the system, Pete Williams existed on the thin hope that DNA evidence would prove his innocence. And after 23 years of incarceration, it did. https://t.co/H9xNvMrIYl



On #humanrightsday - and every day - we remember those who are unjustly imprisoned.



Across the country, rape kits are being destroyed before investigations are completed. This is a systemic failure. https://t.co/5DL5Zj1cJL

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5 takeaways from CNN's investigation into rape kit destruction https://t.co/Xx3qclJsH5 https://t.co/DureRvzD0k