Mark Godsey of the Ohio IP Publishes Op-Ed on Cleveland.com

Mark Godsey of the Ohio IP Publishes Op-Ed on Cleveland.com

Ohio Innocence Project CINCINNATI — Today, the only thing that stops Ru-El Sailor from walking free after serving 15 hard years in prison for a murder that he didn’t commit is the fate of a motion to vacate his conviction. That motion was filed by Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael O’Malley.   If a Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court judge approves O’Malley’s motion, Sailor will join his family, friends, and community in a celebration of justice that we don’t often see in today’s news. Read...
Michigan Innocence Clinic Client Richard Phillips Exonerated

Michigan Innocence Clinic Client Richard Phillips Exonerated

Michigan Innocence Clinic Richard Dan Phillips waited anxiously Wednesday in the hallway of Frank Murphy Hall of Justice. It was a day he had hoped would come for more than four decades. Phillips, 71, politely answered numerous reporters’ questions while waiting to be asked into the courtroom of Judge Kevin J. Cox in Wayne County Circuit Court. There, all charges against Phillips stemming from a 1971 homicide were dismissed — after he spent 45 years in prison for a crime he insists he didn’t commit. “Freedom is giving me the hope that no matter what happens in the future, this is a good beginning,” Phillips said. Read...
Director of Strategic Litigation

Director of Strategic Litigation

The Committee for Public Counsel Services (CPCS), the Massachusetts public defender agency, is seeking a Director of its newly created Strategic Litigation Unit. The Strategic Litigation Director will play an essential leadership role in the agency’s pursuit of systemic and institutional reform and will be responsible for leading CPCS litigation efforts in areas which involve systemic issues affecting a broad class of CPCS clients in all practice areas. Read...
Staff Attorney

Staff Attorney

The Georgia Innocence Project (“GIP”) is a non-profit organization dedicated to exonerating the factually innocent in Georgia and Alabama, remedying the causes of wrongful convictions, and helping the exonerated rebuild their lives. We are seeking a full-time Staff Attorney to assist in case review, investigation and post-conviction litigation proceedings, and to build and coordinate our volunteer attorney program. This position is based in our office in Decatur, Georgia, and will require travel throughout Georgia and Alabama. The staff attorney reports directly to the Executive Director. Read...
Illinois IP & Exoneration Project Client William Amor Exonerated

Illinois IP & Exoneration Project Client William Amor Exonerated

Illinois Innocence Project and Exoneration Project A former Naperville man who spent 22 years in prison for the 1995 death of his mother-in-law was found not guilty in a retrial Wednesday. Following a seven-day bench trial, DuPage County Judge Liam C. Brennan found 61-year-old William Amor not guilty of murder and aggravated arson in connection with the death of Marianne Miceli, according to a statement from the DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office. “This is the end of a nightmare for me,” Amor said in a statement released by the Illinois Innocence Project, which represented him. Read...