Advocating for the Innocent: Exoneration Justice

The DEI Podcast with Max Gaston by Max Gaston

Episode notes

“Innocent people should not be in prison.” (Anna McGinn, Notre Dame Law School ‘22).

Exoneration justice is the tireless effort to free innocent people imprisoned after being wrongfully convicted of crimes, and to provide them with rehabilitative services. Jessa Webber and Anna McGinn, Notre Dame Law School’s Bank of America Foundation Fellows, have dedicated their legal careers to this work.

This episode of the DEI Podcast is part-one of a three-part series on public interest law. We talk with Jessa and Anna to explore the systemic problems that have led to a backlog of wrongful convictions disproportionately of people of color and members of the LGBTQ community, what anti-racist efforts look like to reduce the frequency of wrongful convictions on the front end, and how exoneration justice is helping create a fair and equitab ... 

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