Illinois Innocence Project
Meet Exoneree, Jason Strong!
August 30th, 6:30-8:00 PM
PAC Conference Room F
Come join us in listening to Jason’s captivating story as he tells us of his wrongful conviction and the 15 years he spent behind bars for a crime he did not commit. Jason was convicted in 2000 and was sentenced to 46 years in prison based on a coerced, false confession he gave to the police and faulty pathology testimony.
The Latino Initiative
Lauren Kaeseberg, Legal Director, IIP Chicago Office, was interviewed by Lourdes Duarte on WGN-TV – Adelante Chicago about the Latino initiative that is part of the Bloodsworth Grant the project received from the United States Department of Justice.
One mission of the Illinois Innocence Project is…To educate the public and provide important educational and experiential opportunities for students about wrongful convictions.
The Illinois Innocence project’s presentations about working for the wrongfully convicted has received invitations to share the program with various groups. Beyond its many local presentations, the project has worked with police cadets in Illinois and shared the project’s program with other universities at a national conference in Utah.
Police Training Institute
University of Illinois
COPLAC 2016 Annual Meeting
Southern Utah University
Cedar City, Utah
9th Exoneration – January 29, 2016
Teshome Campbell was exonerated after spending 18 years in prison
On Christmas morning 1997, a group of men fatally beat another man in Champaign, IL. Teshome, who was 21 at the time, was implicated through faulty eyewitness testimony. Despite maintaining his innocence from day one, and the fact that no physical evidence linked him to the crime, Teshome was tried for first-degree murder.
Exploring the Innocence Movement
Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)
Here’s your chance to learn about the Innocence Movement and wrongful convictions. UIS sponsors a FREE Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), taught by our own staff attorney and Legal Studies professor, Gwen Jordan! It features interviews with exonerees, innocence attorneys, student interns, and community volunteers. The course is self-paced and open to anyone. Enroll in the course today