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Exonerating Justin: reflections on an uncomplicated life

by Josh Tepfer EP Attorney   I’ve been thinking a lot about my Grandfather recently, which is a little odd given that he died 25 years ago when I was 21 years old. He lived in New York while I grew up in Chicago. So I saw him a few times a year at most. ...

Wrongful Conviction Day 2021: Media List

October 2nd marks the 8th annual International Wrongful Conviction Day, a day dedicated to raising awareness surrounding wrongful convictions and discussing both causes and potential remedies. As prisons still combat COVID this year, incarcerated people across the country have experienced isolation more heavily than any of us. Continue the fight with us and do your ...

Charges Dropped Against Police Torture Victim Sean Tyler

Featured image: Sean Tyler gives a symbolic wave goodbye to the Leighton Criminal Courthouse after his court appearance on September 17, 2021. Photo by Teddy Gonzales.  17-year-old Tyler was framed in retaliation for his involvement in exposing police misconduct in another case To download the press release, click here. To see photos from Sean Tyler’s court ...

PHOTOS: Watts Team Scandal Press Conference, 7/20/2021

On July 20, 2021, 88 victims of disgraced former CPD Sgt. Ronald Watts filed a petition to vacate their wrongful convictions. All 88 petitioners served their sentences in prison and are now in the process of filing for the largest mass exoneration in Illinois history.   Read more about their stories here.   Photos by ...