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Wrongful Conviction Day


Since 1989, over 3,200 people have been exonerated in the United States for crimes they didn’t commit, collectively spending over 11,800 hours wrongfully incarcerated.  That’s thousands of years that innocent men and women have lost behind bars, thousands of years that family members lost with their loved ones, and thousands of years communities have lost productive members. 

WMU-Cooley Law School has played a direct role in eight of those exonerations and has assisted in three others.  

The 9th Annual Wrongful Conviction Day is a day to bring awareness of the causes and remedies of wrongful conviction. This year we will focus on the collective impact of wrongful convictions and the ways that injustice impacts not only those wrongfully convicted, but the community as a whole and what we can do to fight for those impacted.

Wrongful Conviction Day - Week 1 - featuring exoneree Corey McCall

Beyond Wrongful Conviction Day, the WMU-Cooley Innocence Project will be posting videos, facts, and information on wrongful convictions throughout the entire month of October.

Learn more about the WMU-Cooley Innocence Project

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WMU-Cooley Law School Innocence Project
300 S. Capitol Avenue
Lansing, Michigan 48933