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Oklahoma Innocence Project Up and Running

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Posted: October 13, 2011   3:21 PM

One month after opening its doors, the Oklahoma Innocence Project (OIP) at Oklahoma City University School of Law is reviewing more than 100 potential cases of wrongful conviction.

When Lawrence K. Hellman, the former Oklahoma City University School of Law Dean, realized two years ago that Oklahoma was one of only a handful of states without a dedicated agency to address wrongful convictions, he began the campaign for the state’s innocence clinic. Pictured above are staff, supporters, faculty and advisors at a recent OIP open house.

Tiffany Murphy, formerly of the Midwestern Innocence Project, heads the OIP as director. Murphy brings experience from her roles as the Midwestern Innocence Project’s legal director and interim executive director.
The OIP brings together law students, attorneys and the project’s director to identify and help remedy cases of wrongful convictions.

There have been ten DNA exonerations in Oklahoma.
Daniel Pearce says:
May 29, 2015 08:49 PM

On behalf of my father Charels L.Pearce is in federal prison on rape and kidnapping he escaped Ok department of corrections in 1991 he was given 30 years fed time.the kidnapping he was guilty of. On the rape there was no d.n.a only word of mouth. He was under the influence of alcohol when this all took place.he drove to Texas and gave himself up.Im 100percent sure of his innocence. I don't know what else to do hope you can help he has been in prison 34 years already in Ok state.if someone could contact me it would many give a little hope,my phone number is 918 -313-0450. His father Charels Bullock his number is 918-279-1292. You could contact eat her of us

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