The past few weeks have been so monumental for the Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project that I wanted to share some thoughts with you about what they mean for us and for our clients.
Earlier this month, the U.S. Supreme Court decided to hear one of our biggest cases, involving the conviction of eight innocent men (including MAIP client Christopher Turner) in the brutal 1984 murder of Catherine Fuller in Northeast D.C. Chris was released on parole in 2010, and one of the men died in prison; the other six remain incarcerated for a crime committed by another man.
The case of Keith Harward, a 2016 MAIP exoneree, is the subject of the newest episode of the “Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom” podcast. Listen to a great interview with Harward and MAIP Board Member Don Salzman.
A federal judge at long last vacated the convictions of Danial Williams and Joseph Dick — two of the ‘Norfolk Four’ — after finding them innocent. The judge’s opinion stated, “No sane human being could find them guilty.”
On October 9, 2016, MAIP client Kenneth “Kenny” Jones died while incarcerated at Nottoway Correctional Center.
MAIP is pleased to announce that we’re consolidating operations with the University of Baltimore Innocence Project Clinic.