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Illinois Innocence Project Marks 'Wrongful Conviction Day' With Doc Screening

Rachel Otwell // bloodsworthaninnocentman.com
IL Innocence Project attorney, Lauren Myerscough-Mueller & Kirk Bloodsworth, subject of the documentary

Tomorrow, October 4th, marks Wrongful Conviction Day. According to the creators - the purpose of the day is "to bring awareness to the need to prevent and remedy wrongful convictions around the world." It's being commemorated by the Illinois Innocence Project, based at the University of Illinois Springfield, with a documentary screening

Bloodsworth: An Innocent Man will be shown Tuesday on the UIS campus at 6pm, it is free to the public and profiles the first death-row case in the US where a person was exonerated based on DNA evidence proving their innocence. Kirk Bloodsworth spoke in Springfield earlier this year as part of an Illinois Innocence Project fundraiser.

We spoke with Illinois Innocence Project attorney, Lauren Myerscough-Mueller, about the event, as well as a case she is currently working on. Tune in: 

If you can't make the screening, here is a link on how to see it otherwise. Trailer below:

Rachel Otwell of the Illinois Times is a former NPR Illinois reporter.
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