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The Criminalization of Color

Join us for a panel discussion with Florida activists and legal experts about racism and racial bias in policing; accountability in our criminal legal process, and the impacts of profiling on Black people and other communities of color. We are honored to have a number of Florida leaders joining us for this important conversation.

 

The panelists include Renata Hannans, Founder of P.S. Never Give Up Hope Inc.; Ron Davis, Founder of Walk With Jordan, the Jordan Davis Foundation; Takeshia Stokes, Political Organization Expert; and John Phillips, Civil Rights Attorney and Advocate.

The Innocence Project of Florida is preparing for challenges to come as brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Our priority is the safety of our clients, applicants, and staff.

 

IPF will continue our efforts throughout this indefinite period and continue to actively respond to individuals and clients while adjusting to changing safety protocols. IPF staff have transitioned to remote work and suspended all travel.

 

Please take all necessary precautions recommended by the World Health Organization, CDC, and your State and Local officials. Take care of one another and be safe.

A Statement from Innocence Project of Florida on Coronavirus

NATHAN MYERS AND

        CLIFFORD WILLIAMS EXONERATED 

 

Fourth Judicial Circuit State Attorney's Office CIU investigation leads to exoneration of two men nearly 43 years after wrongful conviction. 

This is the first exoneration in the State of Florida led by a conviction integrity review (CIR) investigation into claims of actual innocence. 

Seth Miller and Krista Dolan, attorneys with the Innocence Project of Florida (IPF), filed a motion to vacate Mr. Myer’s conviction and sentence, while George E. “Buddy” Schulz Jr. of Holland & Knight filed a nearly identical motion on behalf of Mr. Williams.

 

In a short hearing on March 28, 2019, Circuit Judge Angela M. Cox vacated the convictions paving the way for their release.

 Read more about Nathan & Clifford's story here. 
 

UNLOCK THE TRUTH

The Innocence Project of Florida's mission is to find and free the innocent in Florida prisons, help exonerees transition back into a changed society, and work to reform the criminal justice system.

 

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