“Righting Wrongful Convictions” presentation to be held at Marian University

August 25, 2012

January 18, 2012

FOND DU LAC, Wis. — Marian University’s Social Justice Committee, in collaboration with the School of Criminal Justice, will be hosting the “Righting Wrongful Convictions: the Work of the Wisconsin Innocence Project” presentation by Keith A. Findley on Wednesday, February 15 at 7:00 p.m. in the Stayer Center Auditorium with a follow-up presentation on Tuesday, February 21 at 12:45 p.m. in Stayer Center Room 217/218.Findley is a clinical professor at the University of Wisconsin Law School’s Frank J. Remington Center, as well as a co-founder and co-director of the Wisconsin Innocence Project and president of the world-wide Innocence Network. As a part of the Innocence Network, the Wisconsin Innocence Project is dedicated to investigating and overturning cases in which individuals have been wrongfully convicted.The follow-up presentation will feature forensic science professor Stephanie Hoffman of Marian University. Hoffman will discuss the forensics issues dealt with by the Wisconsin Innocence Project, including its controversial involvement in exonerating Steven Avery, who was convicted of the wrongful death of a Manitowoc woman in 2007.This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact John Morris at jmorris@marianuniversity.edu or at 920-923-7140.