Videos tagged with Innocence Project

  • Novel Justice is a book event series sponsored by the Wilson Center for Science and Justice. We invite authors to discuss recently published criminal justice books and to engage in Q&A with faculty and students. Chris Fabricant is the Director of Strategic Litigation at the Innocence Project. His book, Junk Science and the American Legal System, presents an insider's journey into the heart of a broken, racist system of justice and the role junk science plays in maintaining the status quo. Join us for a conversation and Q&A with Fabricant about his work.

  • Yusef Salaam and Raymond Santana, two members of the Exonerated Five, formerly known as the Central Park Five, tell their stories to a Duke Law audience. They are the subjects of the Netflix series "When They See Us," which focuses on the conviction and later exoneration of Mr. Salaam, Mr. Santana and three others in the infamous Central Park jogger case. Dean Kerry Abrams welcomes the panelists to Duke Law and Professor Brandon Garrett interviews Mr. Salaam and Mr. Santana about their experiences. A question and answer period follows.

  • The Duke Law Innocence Project welcomed Benjamin Rachlin to discuss his new book, "Ghost of the Innocent Man: A True Story of Trial and Redemption." Rachlin's debut chronicles the wrongful conviction and subsequent exoneration of Willie Grimes. Rachlin was joined by Mr. Grimes, who was exonerated in 2012 after being wrongly incarcerated for 24 years, and his attorney, Chris Mumma. Ghost of the Innocent Man also chronicles the creation of the NC Innocence Inquiry Commission, which was spearheaded by Ms. Mumma and Duke Law Professors Theresa Newman and James Coleman.

  • Duke Law's Wrongful Convictions Clinic and the Innocence Project celebrated the hard-earned freedom of clinic client Howard Dudley. He was freed in early March 2016 after a judge ruled that he had no confidence in Dudley's 1992 trial. Dudley served 23 years in prison after his conviction for allegedly sexually assaulting his 9-year-old daughter. Additionally, the judge found that Dudley's daughter's recantation of the allegation was credible, and in fact no abuse occurred.

  • Please join the American Constitution Society, the Center for Law, Race, and Politics, and the Duke Law Innocence Project for a discussion with Jennifer Thompson and Ronald Cotton, co-authors of the award-winning book "Picking Cotton: Our Memoir of Injustice and Redemption," which focuses on Thompson's mistaken identification of Cotton as the perpetrator of her rape, and his subsequent wrongful conviction and incarceration.

  • Recorded on September 21, 2005, Duke University, School of Law.

    Appearing: Ray Krone, speaker.

    Sponsored by the Innocence Project.