Ohio Innocence Project Series

ULTIMATE JUSTICE: FOUR PERSPECTIVES ON WRONGFUL CONVICTIONS OF THE INNOCENT

Wednesdays, October 3–24 | 7–8:30 p.m.

This free four-part series will examine and discuss the Ohio Innocence Project’s efforts to exonerate innocent people convicted for crimes they did not commit.

This series is made possible through the generosity of Dworken & Bernstein Co., L.P.A. and Northeast Ohio Board of Advocates for Ohio Innocence Project.

Lecturer(s):
Alec Berezin, Pierce Reed
October 03-24, 2018|7 p.m.

These four sessions will examine and discuss the Ohio Innocence Project’s efforts to exonerate innocent people convicted for crimes they did not commit. Hear from exonerees—their stories and experiences of conviction, incarceration and ultimate freedom.

Lecturer(s):
Alec Berezin
October 03, 2018|7 p.m.

Experienced attorney Alec Berezin will lead this class, which features candid and compelling conversations with the people who know the realities of wrongful convictions better than any other experts: Ohioans who were wrongfully convicted. Meet Raymond Towler, Dean Gillespie, and Nancy Smith.

Lecturer(s):
Pierce Reed and Jennifer Thompson–Cannino
October 10, 2018|7 p.m.

Pierce Reed provides an overview of depictions of wrongful convictions in pop culture: Accused by Lisa Scottoline, documentaries Central Park Five and Making of a Murderer, as well as television shows Law & Order; SVU and more.

Lecturer(s):
Pierce Reed
October 17, 2018|7 p.m.

Join this panel discussion with Brian Howe, Attorney for the Ohio Innocence Project; Carmen Naso, Senior Instructor of Law at Case Western Reserve University and Russell Tye, Chief of the Conviction Integrity Unit.

Lecturer(s):
Mark Godsey
October 24, 2018|7 p.m.

One of the common questions in wrongful conviction work is “how did this happen?” Although there are many answers to that question, they can ultimately be summed up into one: because we are human.