Freeing Bernie Baran

August 30th, 2012

Available now on Amazon Instant Video, this documentary chronicles the story of Bernard Baran, a Pittsfield, MA native who was wrongfully convicted of child molestation during the day care sex abuse hysteria of the late eighties and early nineties. The film offers a glimpse into wrongful conviction, how it is carried out from start to finish, and the effect it has on the innocent and their families. The film premiered in 2010 at the Austin Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival, with reviewers describing the film as โ€œachingly beautiful,โ€ adding that โ€œit will make you angry but leave you with hope.โ€ Bernard Baran was freed with the assistance of attorney John Swomley. The New England Innocence Project is proud to consider him a part of the NEIP family. NEIP has been pleased to have him join us at various NEIP events such as the Exoneree Picnic and Annual Innocence Network Conference, and we congratulate him on the release of this film.

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