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WRONGFUL CONVICTION DAY
OCTOBER 2, 2019
Either in person or online, join us for the sixth annual wrongful conviction day this Oct. 2nd to raise awareness of the causes and remedies of wrongful conviction and to recognize the tremendous personal, social, and emotional costs of wrongful conviction for innocent people and their families.
This year you can help us right these wrongs by writing to those who have been wronged by our criminal justice system. We invite you to write letters to some of our exonerees and current clients to support them in their healing.
We will also encourage you to use this day of awareness to write to your legislators and help fix the broken system. Here in Florida that means helping us implement law to record all law enforcement interrogations in full as well as to improve the compensation law for those who have been wrongfully convicted. For details and to get involved follow the buttons below.
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Advocate for legislative change
We want to encourage you to use this day of awareness to write to your legislators and help fix the broken system. This WCD you can help us advocate for important legislative initiatives in Florida.
IPF is backing two major initiatives this year, the first is to implement law that will require the recording of all custodial interrogations with law enforcement. The passing of a law mandating recording in these instances would benefit prosecutors and defense by providing transparency and accountability, and would protect citizens and law enforcement by ensuring proper procedures are followed.
The second is to amend the Victims of Wrongful Incarceration Compensation Act in Florida to get rid of the “clean hands” provision that does not allow wrongfully convicted individuals to receive compensation if they have more than one prior felony conviction. All people who are wrongfully imprisoned deserve to be compensated for the tremendous personal, social, and emotional costs of wrongful conviction for innocent people and their families.
We've laid out all of the steps to help us implement these changes. Now, we need your help.
Find your legislators, write them a letter (or use our example), and advocate for change.
Help us right these wrongs this WCD!