International Wrongful Conviction Day October 2, 2017

What is Wrongful Conviction Day?

Wrongful Conviction Day is an international day to raise awareness of the causes and remedies of wrongful conviction and to recognize the tremendous personal, social, and emotional costs of wrongful conviction for innocent people and their families.

Wrongful Conviction Day began as an effort of the Innocence Network, an affiliation of organizations dedicated to providing pro bono legal and investigative services to individuals seeking to prove innocence of crimes for which they have been convicted, working to redress the causes of wrongful convictions, and supporting the exonerated after they are freed.  This is the Third Annual day.

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Most exonerees spend years in prison only to return to society without any resources.  Some justice systems have laws that allow for compensation and resources for wrongful convictions.  Others require exonerees to file complicated claims in a long, drawn out process that takes years.  All exonerees deserve fair compensation, services like education and job training, and an apology from the state.

Let’s work together to ensure that the wrongfully convicted receive the compassion they deserve, and right the wrongs of our past.  Show your support for improving compensation for the wrongfully convicted by signing the pledge below.

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