"At the moment, as in some other states, Floyd [Bledsoe] is entitled to nothing. Had he been convicted in neighbouring Colorado, which passed a law in 2013 giving those exonerated $70,000 for each year they are locked up, Mr. Bledsoe would have received $1.1m." ... See MoreSee Less
We are honored to join Morgan Pilate LLC as part of the legal team working to #FreeLamonteMcIntyre. Lamonte has served 22 years for a crime he did not commit. Read more about his case below and follow Lamonte Mcintyre for updates. ... See MoreSee Less
Rosa EllisMy mother did graduate research and a monograph on Quindaro back in the mid-late 70s. I was six when I met her main interlocutor, an 80-year-old man whose grandfather had been born just after his great-grandparents escaped across the river from Parkville. He left a deep impression on me, and is one of the reasons I chose public defense as a career. I sincerely hope you all can free this man, in the spirit of the Underground Railroad.
Cheryl A. PilateWe are so grateful to everyone in the community who has supported Lamonte Mcintyre and #TeamLamonte. Your support brings important visibility to Lamonte's case and lifts up his loving and wonderful family. Watch this page and you will be hearing soon about a community support event. We hope to see you there!
"At stake is an issue fundamental to the criminal justice system: the obligation of prosecutors to hand over evidence that could help the defense, including information that could undermine an officer’s credibility."
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has collected the names of about 300 deputies who have a history of past misconduct — such as domestic violence, theft, bribery and brutality — that could damage their credibility if they testify in court.
Michael MortonOur country should look to Texas on this. Believe it or not, Texas has codified Brady.
A lot of people think of Texas as backwards, redneck, and ignorant. But Texas has (1) the most equitable discovery in the nation and (2) the most generous compensation package for citizens who have been wrongfully convicted and sent to prison. I know. I spent almost 25 years in the Texas prison system before being exonerated.
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Sheva Kuvet HartMichael Morton, you received more money than most in Texas! There are grave differences in compensation across various lines, racial, class, media notoriety for the case... look at Kerry Max Cook, Anthony Graves, as just two people who have not been given sufficient compensation as you claim to appreciate. It's never enough, even when you got your money.
From 6:30-7:30pm, exoneree Floyd Bledsoe will showcase some of his incredible paintings, which will be available for purchase.At 7:30pm, the on-stage performance will start. Act 1 will feature short poems and stories written by some of the Midwest Innocent Project's current clients, such as Michael Politte, Rodney Lincoln, Tim Chaney, and Charles Erickson. Act 2 will feature a spoken word play written by another MIP client– Ricky Kidd, and will be performed by some of KC finest actors! ... See MoreSee Less
Join the Midwest Innocence Project Student Organization for a night you'll never forget! "Mind of the Innocent" will feature artwork created by wrongfully incarcerated individuals and by exonerees.
From 6:30-7:30pm, Floyd Bledsoe, who was exonerated just over a year ago, will showcase some of his incredible paintings, which will be available for purchase. Food and drinks will also be available for purchase from the Green Room and the Westport Coffeehouse and can be brought into the theater at anytime.
At 7:30pm, the on-stage performance will start. Act 1 will feature short poems and stories written by some of the Midwest Innocent Project's current clients, such as Michael Politte, Rodney Lincoln, Tim Chaney, and Charles Erickson. Act 2 will feature a spoken word play written by another MIP client– Ricky Kidd, and will be performed by some of KC finest actors, including Frank Oakley III (who will be playing Ricky) Branden Mims, De'Markcus Howell, Bess Osburn Hayles, and RC Shivers!
Booklets of the written works will also be available for purchase, along with MIPSO T-shirts, bracelets, and more!
Tickets cost $10 and can be bought on Eventbrite (see link above) or at the door!
ALL PROCEEDS WILL GO TO OUR EXONEREE FUND AND TO MIP!
Lastly, please note that the Kick Theater is technically located at 4010 Pennsylvania Ave, but there's no front door to the theater, so attendees will have to go in either through the Westport Coffeehouse and then down the stairs or through the Green Room and into it's back hallway!
Our client Charles Johnson was part of a quadruple Chicago exoneration today - yet another case involving multiple coerced false confessions by teenagers. This was an 8-year team effort with our legal partners Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Exoneration Project, Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLP, and of course our wonderful law students.