This video highlights the severe issues surrounding innocent prisoners in Louisiana and Mississippi. Innocence Project New Orleans works to exonerate wrongfully convicted men serving life without parole in Mississippi and Louisiana. Commentary is provided by the founder of Innocence Project New Orleans, Emily Bolton, and the director of Innocence Project New Orleans, Emily Maw. Other clients, board members, and supporters of Innocence Project New Orleans speak on the issue as well.
This video was made in May of 2011 for Innocence Project’s 10 Year Anniversary Gala.
Filmed by David S. White
Editing and Voice Over by Shawn Killebrew
Illinois exoneree Jerry Miller discusses his 1982 wrongful conviction and the 24 years he was incarcerated for a crime DNA now proves he didn’t commit. Jerry was the 200th person exonerated by DNA testing nationwide – learn more at www.innocenceproject.org Video Rating: / 5
The Innocence Project began in 1992 by Barry Scheck and Peter Neufeld. They saw that across the country, holes in the judicial system led to innocent people getting locked up in prison. Many had life sentences and some were even put on death row for crimes they did not commit. So far 232 men across the country, with 4 from Mississippi have been freed. After a combined 63 years in prison these four men are finally free.
Marvin Anderson served 15 years in prison in Virginia for a crime he didn’t commit. In this short interview, he talks about his arrest and conviction and the day the Innocence Project told him his evidence had been located and would prove his innocence. Video Rating: / 5
Seventeen people who served decades in prison for crimes they didn’t commit were honored in April, 2007 at an Innocence Project Event. These are their stories. Learn more at www.innocenceproject.org. Video Rating: / 5