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Aidan’s Pub Fundraiser Big Success

Monday, April 1 marked the first annual fundraiser at Aidan’s Pub in Bristol, Rhode Island to benefit the New England Innocence Project. We want to thank everyone who helped us to make the fundraiser such a big success! Betty Anne Waters spoke about her efforts to …

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Come Join Us!

When: Monday, April 1; 6pm-9pm

Where: 2nd floor of Aidan’s Irish Pub
5 John St. Bristol, RI

Join students at Roger Williams University School of Law, Betty Anne Waters and Dennis Maher for a night supporting the New England Innocence Project. When …

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NEIP Holds 2nd Annual Exoneree Picnic!

NEIP hosted a picnic for New England exonerees and their families on Sunday, October 7th at our new office right off the Boston Common. New England exonerees and their families joined NEIP staff for a day of food, games and discussion. This is the second annual exoneree picnic. Guests in attendance included Dennis Maher, who …

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DNA Access Bill Becomes Law!

On Friday, February 17, 2012 Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick signed bill S.1987 into law, allowing potentially innocent inmates access to DNA evidence in their cases. Friday’s signing represents years of hard work and is a huge step in the right direction for justice …

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UPDATE- DNA Access Bill Awaits House of Representatives Discussion

UPDATE-If you an innocent person in prison in Massachusetts, and there is DNA evidence in your case, you do not have the right to test that evidence under current laws. NEIP exoneree Dennis Maher spent 6 extra years in prison because …

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Public Hearing Held Today on Postconviction DNA Access Bill

A public hearing was held today at the Massachusetts State House regarding the Postconviction DNA Access Bill pending before the Joint Committee on the Judiciary. NEIP Executive Director Gretchen Bennett testified with Betty Anne Waters and NEIP exoneree Dennis Maher. Betty Anne Waters worked for 18 years to exonerate her brother Kenny. Much of her …

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NEIP Executive Director Speaks About Wrongful Convictions

NEIP Executive Director Gretchen Bennett was featured on the April 11th segment of the Callie Crossley Show. Gretchen was joined by Betty Anne Waters, who became a lawyer after her brother was wrongly convicted and ultimately secured his exoneration after 18 years in prison, and Brandon Garrett, a law professor at the University of …

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Hilary Swank Nominated for SAG Award

Hilary Swank’s portrayal of Betty Anne Waters in Conviction has earned her a SAG Award nomination for Best Actress. Swank said she was honored to be nominated by a group of her peers. She said, “I have to say, the real payoff in a movie like this is that Betty Anne Waters looks at you …

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NEIP Hosts Conviction Screening

This week, NEIP and Fox Searchlight hosted an advanced, pre-screening of Conviction, a major motion picture about the life of Betty Anne Waters and her brother, Kenny. Conviction chronicles Betty Anne’s journey to proving Kenny’s innocence after he is incarcerated for a murder he did not commit.

Tony Goldwyn, the director of the film, was joined …

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