More Information From The Mid Atlantic Innocence Project:
All lectures are free and open to the public. Monday's panel will consist of Washington College of Law criminal law professors in a discussion of how a truly innocent person can be wrongly convicted in the American system of justice. Tuesday's luncheon will feature Detective Jim Trainum of the DC Metropolitan Police Department, Tim O'Toole of the DC Public Defender Service, and MAIP Executive Director Shawn Armbrust discussing eyewitness misidentification and false confessions. On Wednesday, we will have a special presentation and book-signing by Kirk Bloodsworth, a Maryland man who was wrongly convicted of a brutal rape and murder and who spent several years on death row before his exoneration. He will be accompanied by Tim Junkin, who wrote a book about his case, and John Terzano, the Executive Director of The Justice Project. Finally, on Thursday, we will hear from two men, including Dennis Fritz, who were wrongly convicted and eventually exonerated after spending many years in prison. Mr. Fritz will sign copies of his new book following the luncheon.