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 fourth annual day.
The Innocence Network will be hosting events worldwide on Wrongful Conviction Day. Moreover, plans are in the works for a Twitter Takeover and a schedule of Facebook Live events to happen throughout the day. Check back as we get closer to Wrongful Conviction Day to find out how you can get involved.