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A Case for Innocence: Students, non-profits work to protect rights of accused

Source: 
WIBW - Topeka
Author: 
Melissa Brunner
Date: 
Wednesday, February 3, 2016

"This is the scene inside the Paul E. Wilson Project for Innocence and Post-Conviction Remedies. All those files represent the life of a person in a Kansas correctional facility. It is those files that law students will be pouring over to determine if they can make a case to win that person a new trial and another chance at freedom or, at least, a more fair sentence - if it's warranted.

'It's important that we make our system work for everyone - and that has nothing to do with guilt or innocence,' said Alice Craig, supervising attorney for the Project for Innocence. 'It has to do with the process and making sure everyone's constitutional rights are upheld and that we have a fair system.'"

Faculty name: 
Jean Phillips, Alice Craig, Beth Cateforis