[Baltimore, May 3, 2019] Today, the Conviction Integrity Unit (CIU) at the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office announced that it would agree to vacate the convictions and dismiss all charges against Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project (MAIP) client Kenneth “JR” McPherson and University of Baltimore Innocence Project Clinic (UBIPC) client Eric Simmons,
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“For 43 years, Winston Scott has been branded a rapist for a crime he didn’t commit. Today’s decision erases that burden and will allow him to live the rest of his life without that stain.” Richmond Times-Dispatch (Frank Green): Virginia Supreme Court grants actual innocence writ in 1975 Fairfax County
Yesterday, the Virginia Supreme Court granted a Writ of Actual Innocence in the case of our client, Winston Scott, fully exonerating him of the 1975 rape for which he was wrongfully convicted. Winston is the 31st innocent person we’ve helped free or exonerate at MAIP. The decision marks only the
[Baltimore, December 18, 2018] Today, the Conviction Integrity Unit (CIU) at the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office announced that it would agree to vacate the conviction and dismiss all charges against Clarence Shipley, who has spent the last 27 years in prison for a murder he did not commit. Clarence
After spending 30 years in prison for a murder he did not commit, MAIP client Jerome Johnson said, “I never lost faith.” Members of the Innocence Network, of which MAIP is a member, have helped exonerate 513 individuals and passed over 150 laws in the U.S. preventing future wrongful convictions
In 2002, Anthony Faltz was the backseat passenger in a vehicle that hit another car, killing the two occupants. Anthony was not the driver, and at least five police officers on the scene confirmed that another man – not Anthony – exited the car from the driver’s seat. Nonetheless, poorly
Brooke Baldwin had MAIP exoneree Jerome Johnson and MAIP Executive Director on CNN’s Newsroom today. Watch it here: “As long as you keep on fighting, eventually, the truth will come out” – Jerome Johnson, cleared of murder after 30 years behind bars, shares his message for the other innocent people