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Georgia Innocence Project

Georgia Innocence Project

This shouldn’t shock you, but it should anger you. #BlackBehindBars #BlackHistoryMonth

Georgia Innocence Project

Georgia Innocence Project

We're hiring! GIP is searching for an experienced Investigator to join our Atlanta-based team.

Interested? Know someone who might be? Check out the position at our website:

https://www.georgiainnocenceproject.org/hiring/

Georgia Innocence Project

Georgia Innocence Project

Exonerees John White, Calvin Johnson, Clarence Harrison and Bobby Jean Johnson collectively spent nearly a century -- 95 years -- wrongfully imprisoned. They're pictured here, with loved ones and GIP staff, for a new year's luncheon at Atlanta's legendary soul food restaurant, Paschal's. This is our #MondayMotivation!

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!

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Black people are SEVEN times more likely to be wrongfully convicted of murder than white people. #BlackBehindBars #BlackHistoryMonth



“From the start, his case was marked by a level of official misconduct I’ve rarely seen in nearly a quarter-century covering criminal justice.” https://t.co/nFNQq7IsLt



We’re thrilled for Mr. Burton — but heartbroken at his story. Can you imagine losing your mother to murder at just 16, and then being railroaded into falsely confessing? Every wrongful conviction is absolutely devastating. #MondayMotivation https://t.co/vNLH6qsojx



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