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"The Innocence Project: Reflections on Wrongful Imprisonment"
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
39m:36s | 814 views
Guest Speakers: Mr. Fernando Bermudez and Olga Akselrod, Innocence Project Staff Attorney
Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird” tells the story of Tom Robinson, a man convicted of a crime he did not commit. Although Lee’s story takes place in the deep south in the 1930s, wrongful imprisonment continues today all over the world. Join us as Mr. Fernando Bermudez tells us how he was wrongly convicted of murder and spent 18 years in prison. Also joining us will be Olga Akselrod, staff attorney at the Innocence Project, a national litigation public policy organization dedicated to exonerating wrongfully convicted individuals through DNA testing and reforming the criminal justice system to prevent future injustice.
1:10 pm to 3:00 pm