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IPF Honored with Gideon Award
The Innocence Project of Florida recently was honored by Florida's 15th Judicial Circuit Office of the Public Defender with the 2013 Gideon Award
. Read more.
Steppin' Out Celebration
Betty Anne Waters was honored on April 5th with the Frank Lee Smith Innocence Award
at Steppin' Out with the Innocence Project of Florida 2013
for her inspirational work to correct injustices caused by wrongful convictions. Her life inspired the movie Conviction
. We celebrated our 10th anniversary along with several exonerees, their families and more than 220 friends, supporters and sponsors. Read more
highlights from the evening.
Unlock the Truth
Meet two Florida DNA exonerees, William Dillon and James Bain, in IPF's video, Unlock the Truth.
Recent Blog Posts
Court Orders Review of 50+ Brooklyn Murder Cases
May 23rd, 2013
Often times, wrongful convictions stem from shady police and detective practices, such as contaminated confessions and false eyewitness identification. Such practices are difficult to reform, especially when the public turns a blind eye to such corruptions. These issues have reached... Read More >
Celebrating Freedom and Justice with Orlando Boquete
May 22nd, 2013
May 23, 2013 marks the seventh anniversary of Orlando Boquete’s exoneration. We would like to take a moment to celebrate not only Orlando’s freedom but the freedom restored to all exonerees. For many wrongly imprisoned, returning to life on the outside... Read More >
MAYDAY: A Call of the Innocent
May 21st, 2013
Mayday, mayday, mayday! This universal call is used to signal and aid individuals who are in distress and seeking assistance. The term is mainly used by marines and aviators; however, in some countries it is also used by law enforcement, fire departments... Read More >
New DNA Testing Reveals Florida Death Row Inmate’s Innocence
May 16th, 2013
DNA helped send Clemente Javier “Shorty” Aguirre to death row in 2006 for the murder of two Altamonte Springs neighbors. Now a team of attorneys have used a new round of DNA testing to prove the innocence Aguirre has been... Read More >
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