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  • Lamar Johnson

    “I want to thank God, my mom, and the Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project.” —Lamar Johnson, upon being released after 13 years in prison.

  • Keith Harward

    “Best part is being out with my family. Worst part is some of my families are not here.” —Keith Harward, on being free

Governor Terry McAuliffe

The 2018 Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project Awards Luncheon will honor Governor Terry McAuliffe with the Champion of Justice award. Gov. McAuliffe will also be the keynote speaker at the July 12 event at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Washington DC.
As governor of Virginia, Mr. McAuliffe championed numerous reforms to Virginia’s criminal justice system, including the ability to petition the court based on new DNA evidence, regardless of how he or she originally pleaded. During his tenure, McAuliffe restored the rights of more than 173,000 Virginians, more than any other governor in U.S. history. Under the McAuliffe Administration, the Department of …

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