In Rectify, a former Innocence Project director and journalist Lara Bazelon puts a face to the growing number of men and women exonerated from crimes that kept them behind bars for years—sometimes decades—and that devastate not only the exonerees but also their families, the crime victims who mistakenly identified them as perpetrators, the jurors who convicted them, and the prosecutors who realized too late that they helped convict an innocent person.
Speakers:-Lara Bazelon, author-Maurice Possley, National Registry of Exonerations-Christy Lucas Sheppard, victim relative-Bill Richards, exonerated after 19 years in prison
6:00-8:00pmMcCormick Screening Room 1070 Humanities GatewayFilm PresentationCrown Heights"A black teen is wrongly convicted of murder in Brooklyn, and spends the next 20 years in prison as his best friend works tirelessly to exonerate him. Based on true events.
Opening remarks:-Janet Wilson, Director of Special Projects, UCI Strategic Communications & Public Affairs. Covered Crown Heights protests for New York Daily News and was named a Harvard fellow for her coverage of juvenile homicides and incarceration in Detroit.Q&A:-Matt Ruskin, Director of "Crown Heights"
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