April 20th, 2011
Three NEIP team members and NEIP’s Executive Director recently returned from the 2011 Innocence Network Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio. Also in attendance were two New England exonerees, Lawyer Johnson and Dennis Maher. The conference was hosted by the Ohio Innocence Project. This year’s conference covered a variety of post-conviction topics and examined wrongful convictions on an international scale. The annual conference is a great resource for both Innocence Projects and exonerees. Some of the topics at this year’s conference included judicial perspectives on DNA testing requests and actual innocence claims, false confessions, post-conviction DNA testing, recantation evidence, the Freedom of Information Act, and federal habeas corpus. International exonerees from England, Japan, Canada, Mexico, and Nicaragua spoke about their cases and each shared his exoneration experience in the country where he was wrongfully convicted. The conference concluded with a moving concert performed by the exonerees.
To learn more about past Innocence Network Conferences, click here.