||About Truth in Justice|
|Truth in Justice
is a Virginia nonstock, non-profit corporation which was founded after
I researched and then wrote a book about the 1994 murder
of Sarah Gonstead
and the conviction of Penny Brummer in
Madison, Wisconsin. In doing so, I recognized the widespread nature of
wrongful convictions; it's like buying a Volkswagen -- once you buy
one, you realize how many more Volkswagens are on the road. In
fact, a recent study by the University of Michigan suggests that in as
many as 10% of all criminal convictions nationwide, the defendant is
The primary goal
in founding Truth in Justice was to heighten public awareness of the
epidemic of wrongful convictions.
The Truth in Justice web site appears to be the first one of its kind,
and traffic has been
increasing rapidly. The case profiles here consist
primarily of media reports, the majority of which are accounts of
convicted persons who have been exonerated. The articles profiling the
innocent who remain imprisoned provide details of compelling evidence
innocence. Specific factors common to wrongful conviction --
faulty eyewitness identification, police and prosecutor misconduct,
junk science and systemic flaws -- are also addressed. Arson and
false allegations of a wide range of types of child abuse are examined
closely, with experts' reports and links to specialists provided to
assist innocent persons facing similar charges.
Members of the Board of Directors of Truth in Justice are:
Louise Law Phelan, J.D.
The names of Board members who are available for public speaking and training presentations on subjects related to wrongful conviction are highlighted -- just click to send an e-mail.
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