Communications Coordinator, Innocence Project of Florida

Communications Coordinator, Innocence Project of Florida

The Innocence Project of Florida, Inc. (IPF) is seeking a Communications Coordinator with a demonstrated passion for social justice issues, beginning September 2018 in its Tallahassee, Florida office. The Communications Coordinator will be a full-time position and will report directly to the Executive Director. The Innocence Project of Florida is a 501(c)(3) non-profit legal defense organization dedicated to representing Florida prison inmates who can prove their innocence through the use of DNA testing and other newly discovered evidence. IPF is the premier criminal justice organization in Florida and has helped secure the release of numerous individuals who collectively spent over 350 years in prison for crimes they didn’t commit. Read...
Managing Attorney – Nebraska, Midwest Innocence Project

Managing Attorney – Nebraska, Midwest Innocence Project

The Midwest Innocence Project (MIP) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit legal defense organization dedicated to representing wrongfully convicted prison inmates in our five-state region (MO, KS, NE, IA, AR) who can prove their innocence through the use of DNA testing and other newly discovered evidence. The MIP seeks a candidate for a full-time Managing Attorney position beginning immediately in its Omaha, Nebraska office. This position reports directly to MIP’s Executive Director and is responsible for effectuating the following job responsibilities relevant to MIP’s legal and administrative work in Nebraska. The Managing Attorney will have day-to-day responsibility for investigating and litigating cases in Nebraska, as well as management and administration for the Omaha office, including community and donor engagement and such other matters as may be assigned by the Executive Director for the administration of the Project. Read...
Director of Development & Operations, Midwest Innocence Project

Director of Development & Operations, Midwest Innocence Project

The Midwest Innocence Project (MIP) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit legal defense organizationdedicated to representing wrongfully convicted prison inmates in our five-state region (MO, KS,NE, IA, AR) who can prove their innocence through the use of DNA testing and other newlydiscovered evidence. The MIP seeks a candidate for a full-time Director of Development &Operations position beginning immediately in its Kansas City, Missouri office. This positionreports directly to MIP’s Executive Director and is responsible for effectuating the following jobresponsibilities relevant to MIP’s external/outreach and administrative work. The Director will have day-to-day responsibility for management and administration for theProject including budgeting and financial reporting, taxes, procurement, human resources,payroll, property and risk management, office technology, and such other matters as may beassigned by the Executive Director for the administration of the Project. In the development role, the Director will have day-to-day responsibility for marketing anddevelopment including donor solicitation and donor relations, donor database management, grantapplications and grant management, and special events. In addition, the Director will maintainand update the Project website, oversee social media, and coordinate communications withprospective and existing donors with oversight from the Executive Director. Read...
IP of Florida Client Dwight DuBose Freed

IP of Florida Client Dwight DuBose Freed

Innocence Project of Florida Dwight DuBose walked out of the Orient Road Jail on Tuesday night after trading an orange jumpsuit for a brand new polo shirt and slacks. It was about 9 p.m. He flashed a broad smile and hugged staff members of the Innocence Project of Florida who helped secure his release. Then, the 45-year-old former prison inmate headed over to his mom’s house for his first home-cooked meal in 17 years. “It’s been a long time,” he said. “I’m kind of nervous about going out there. We live in a fast society.” DuBose was released after DNA testing cast doubt on his guilt in a 2001 Tampa murder. Although he still maintains his innocence, he agreed Tuesday to plead guilty to a lesser charge of second-degree murder in exchange for a declaration of time served. Read...
Montana IP Client Freddie Joe Lawrence and Co-Defendant Paul Jenkins Freed

Montana IP Client Freddie Joe Lawrence and Co-Defendant Paul Jenkins Freed

Montana Innocence Project At the foot of Mount Powell, the clean smell of snow and the more evocative smell of manure commingled as wind swept into the parking lot in front of the Montana State Prison’s administration building Tuesday afternoon.  Then, for the first time in 23 years, 56-year-old Freddie Joe Lawrence emerged from the razor wire and chain link fences as a free man. Triumphantly holding his fists in the air, Lawrence was flanked by Toby Cook and Larry Mansch, two of the Montana Innocence Project lawyers who helped him regain his freedom. On Friday, Helena District Judge Kathy Seeley vacated the convictions of Lawrence and 64-year-old Paul Jenkins in the 1994 murder of Donna Meagher. Meagher was kidnapped from a family-owned casino in Montana City and killed west of Helena, leading to the convictions of Jenkins and Lawrence in 1995. Read...