Save the date for our annual national event bringing together
members of the innocence movement, including attorneys,
exonerated individuals, and their families.
Thanks to all who attended this year’s Innocence Network Conference.
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#INConf2018 Highlights on Twitter
We are back from an inspirational #InConf2018 in Memphis, 800 strong – with more #exonerees than ever there, collectively having wrongly served 3501 years in prison. On the eve of the 50th anniversary of MLK’s murder, we marched from our hotel to the motel where he was killed. pic.twitter.com/830ZH3csYo
— The Sunny Center (@SunnyCenterFDN) March 27, 2018
— AZ Justice Project (@ArizonaJP) March 24, 2018
3,501 years of life lost to wrongful imprisonment gathered in Memphis tonight for the #INConf2018
— Amanda Marie Knox (@amamaknox) March 24, 2018
After 11 years spent in Kgosi Mampuru and other SA prisons, wrongfully convicted exoneree Thembekile Molaudzi registers with 200 other exonerees and 500 lawyers for the Innocence Conference in Memphis. @InConf2018 @WitsJusticeProj @AntonHarber pic.twitter.com/57aqwy696j
— Carolyn Raphaely (@CarolynRaphaely) March 22, 2018
150+ exonerees marched to Lorraine Motel on Sat. to protest wrongful convictions and recognize 50 yrs since MLK’s assassination. Since 1989 2,189 ppl have been freed who served 19,190 yrs for crimes they didn’t do. Time to get back to work! #INConf2018 #XONR8 #MondayMotivation pic.twitter.com/xuY4K4mYhk
— Mike Semanchik (@MSemanchik) March 26, 2018
— NE Innocence Project (@NEInnocence) March 24, 2018
— Manuel Garrido (@ManuGarridoOk) March 25, 2018
Black people in America are presumed guilty, not innocent. No one knows that better than Innocence Network Conference keynote speaker, Deputy Legal Director of the @ACLU
— NorCalInnocence (@NorCalInnocence) March 23, 2018
— BCIP (@BCInnocence) March 22, 2018
— Kimberly Cook (@cookk_j) March 25, 2018
IPNO clients Kia Stewart, Don Degruy and Reginald Adams (amongst others) are headed to Memphis on this beautiful day for the Innocence Network Conference. Here’s to learning and sharing with other innocence projects from around the world! #INConf2018 #IstandwithIPNO pic.twitter.com/JRVcDFBe5l
— IPNO (@InnocenceProjNO) March 22, 2018
Special thanks to all the innocence organizations worldwide that participated in #inconf2018. I have again left with a renewed sense of hope for so many #wrongfullyconvicted innocents who await their day of freedom and also those who have come home to freedom. Bravo everyone!
— Maria Shepherd (@mamadukes4life) March 26, 2018
— AZ Justice Project (@ArizonaJP) March 24, 2018
— Healing Justice (@Healing_Justice) March 24, 2018
Excellent to attend the International Meeting. We got to find out more about the amazing projects that are doing such important work around the world! @innocencelondon #INConf2018 pic.twitter.com/0PfE6fkiTH
— Annie (@_AnnieGracee) March 24, 2018
— Valena Beety (@valenabeety) March 25, 2018
sessions & workshops.
The 2018 Innocence Network Conference took place on March 23-24 in Memphis, TN.
Over 800 guests attended, including exonerees, exonerees’ family and friends, staff from Innocence Network member organizations, students, public interest lawyers and others.
2018 Sessions & Speakers
Click here to read about the sessions and speakers featured at the 2018 Conference.
2018 Conference Venue
This year our conference venue was the Peabody Memphis. Click here to check out the hotel!
2018 Schedule at a Glance
Click here to view the Schedule at a Glance.
The annual Innocence Network Conference is a national event that brings together members of the innocence movement and others for two days of powerful plenary and breakout sessions. The conference is always a special gathering, but 2018 was all the more significant as we met in Memphis during the 50th anniversary year of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The theme of this year’s conference was Race and Wrongful Convictions, and the conference featured a host of educational sessions that addressed the historic fight for civil rights and our movement’s fight for justice for the innocent today. We were also pleased to have Jeffery Robinson, Deputy Legal Director of the American Civil Liberties Union and Director of the Trone Center for Justice and Equality, as our keynote speaker. Click here to learn more about him and his contribution to criminal justice reform.
The 2017 Innocence Network Conference
The 2017 Innocence Network Conference took place on March 24-25 in San Diego, California. Over 750 guests attended, including exonerees, exonerees’ family and friends, staff from Innocence Network member organizations, students, public interest lawyers and others.
The conference included powerful plenary and breakout sessions, highlighted by speeches from exoneree Albert Woodfox on behalf of Congressman Cedric Richmond (Champion of Justice Award Winner) and Valerie Jarrett, former advisor to President Obama.
A sneak peak of pictures from last year’s conference.