News 02.13.17

Time Magazine Special Edition: Commemorating 25 Years of the Innocence Project

By Carlita Salazar

Just in time for its 25th anniversary, the Innocence Project is the centerpiece of Time magazine’s newly published special edition issue, Innocent: The Fight Against Wrongful Convictions. From its introduction—authored by New York Times columnist Jim Dwyer—to its last chapter, the issue explains how Innocence Project Co-Founders and Co-Directors Peter Neufeld and Barry Scheck fostered a movement in America’s criminal justice system through the use of DNA technology and pays tribute to clients as well as to some of the many players who have become central to the work of exonerating innocent people.

Highlights include the following:

  • Profiles on Innocence Project clients, including:
    • Marvin Anderson, Steven Barnes, Lewis Fogle, Angel Gonzalez, Andre Hatchett, Michelle Murphy and Anthony Wright
  • Profiles on Innocence Project Director of Post-Conviction Litigation Vanessa Potkin and Innocence Project Senior Staff Attorney Nina Morrison
  • Members of the Innocence Network including California Innocence Project Executive Director Justin Brooks, Jim Coleman and Theresa Newman, co-directors of the Wrongful Convictions Clinic at Duke Law School, Jon Eldan from After Innocence, Ohio Innocence Project Director Mark Godsey and Innocence Project New Orleans Executive Director Emily Maw

The issue will go on sale on February 17. It’s available on Amazon or select newsstands. 

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  1. Paula Barnett says:

    My brother didn’t have DNA evidence and needs help as well.

  2. Renate Solomon says:

    Last week I was checking out groceries and noticed your special edition INNOCENT. Thank God that the media is finally addressing this problem. I bet TIME Magazine has NEVER heard of the Columbus (GA) Stocking Strangler! In 1977/78 from mid-Sep to April a psychopath killed 7 elderly white women of the upper echelon of Columbus’ society. They were all murdered in the old all-white prominent neighborhood of Wynnton. They were tortured, then strangled in their own beds during the night. I have lived in Columbus for over 35 years and left, when I realized the killer was an acquaintance of mine, who I have known since 1964, when I first came to Columbus. FIVE wrongful convictions alone out of Columbus. The GA Innocence Project is handling one of the wrongful convictions for me. Three have the same killer, who in 2011 faked his death. I am willing to fly at my expense to meet with you should you be interested in my story. This has been kept away from the outside world with the lid on tight. Some the higher ups of town were set up in compromising positions at the PORN ROOM at his house. Lawyers, preachers, two mayors and elected public officials were among the frequent visitors …I have everything to back up my claims. It would take hours to tell. The first wrongful conviction was a black man named Carlton Gary, who was railroaded 7 years after the murders. They needed a scapegoat, because the prominent relatives of the victims wanted answers, that an incompetent, small town police consisting of racist “good ol’ boys” could not give them. Carlton Gary has been on death row in Jackson, GA since 1986. Twice an execution was halted! Once by the US Supreme Court. His case is still open. He has a strong defense team led by post-conviction attorney Jack Martin of Atlanta. The DNA, a foot print and a bite mark did not match Gary.
    So please, if you are interested, I beg you to help, by bringing this to the light of day. My name is Renate Solomon, I now live in Houston, TX. 281-961-9416

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