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Editorial: Noble work

Lawrence Journal-World
J-W Editorial Staff
Thursday, June 15, 2017

"The University of Kansas School of Law is to be commended for its continued work on behalf of individuals who have been wrongfully convicted.


Jones’ case is just the latest victory that the KU Project for Innocence can claim. Since 2008, the project has won more than 40 direct appeals, constitutional challenges and actual innocence cases. Among those successes was helping secure the release in 2015 of Floyd Bledsoe, who spent 16 years in prison for a murder that evidence showed his brother committed.

It’s a travesty of justice when people like Jones and Bledsoe spend years in prison for crimes they did not commit, and the KU Project for Innocence does noble work on their behalf. The project’s successes bring honor to the law students and professors involved as well as to the university overall."

Faculty name: 
Alice Craig