New England Innocence Project, CPCS Innocence Program, Boston College Innocence Program partner with local exonerees to talk to Boston area students about wrongful convictions
On October 2, the New England Innocence Project, CPCS Innocence Program, Boston College Innocence Program, along with thousands of people around the globe, will honor International Wrongful Conviction Day — the annual international observance dedicated to ending wrongful convictions of innocent people convicted of crimes they did not commit.
In an effort to raise awareness of the causes and remedies of wrongful convictions and to recognize the tremendous personal, social, and emotional costs of wrongful convictions for innocent people and their families, the three organizations are partnering with exonerees from New England to speak to students about wrongful convictions at 12 local high schools throughout the Boston area. The organizations are scheduled to reach approximately 800 students in one day!
For more school speaking events details, materials, and a list of ways the general public can get involved, visit: newenglandinnocence.org/wrongful-conviction-day.
For further information, please visit iwcd.org.