Marching in Texas
Hannah Overton's Innocence:
Hannah Overton's case on ABC News
About Freedom March
Modern science and
technology have shaken the once strong faith many once placed in the
accuracy of judgments made by our criminal justice system. Thanks to
DNA analysis of biological evidence, hundreds have been
exonerated—many after spending years on death row. Research
by D. Michael Risinger, Professor of Law at Seton Hall indicates
that 3.3%-5% of those convicted of crimes are factually innocent. Those
who value justice demand that the criminal justice system apply the
lessons to be learned from the many cases of wrongful conviction,
and support policy initiatives that:
the accuracy rate in judgments of guilt and innocence.
credible post-conviction claims of innocence.
the tragic impact of wrongful convictions.
For those who are guilty of crimes, we
support enlightened approaches to incarceration that nurture genuine
rehabilitation and reintegration of productive citizens whenever