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Common Read Event: George C. Cochran Innocence Project and MS Criminal Justice Reform

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Date:
September 27
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Location

1078

Organizer

Common Reading Experience Committee
Email:

Other

Your Name
Melissa Dennis
Your Email
mdennis@olemiss.edu
Your Phone
6629155861
Expected Attendance
65
Who can attend?
Anybody, General Public
Do you need help from the IT Office?
Yes
If yes, please describe your IT needs
May need to show film clips
If you expect off-campus attendees, will they need to obtain visitor parking permits from parking services?
Yes
mdennis@olemiss.edu

Learn more about this important movement across the nation and here in Mississippi with George C. Cochran Innocence Project Director and UM Assistant Professor of Law, Tucker Carrington.

Professor Carrington is the founding director of the Mississippi Innocence Project (MIP) and Clinic at the University of Mississippi School of Law. MIP’s mission is to identify, investigate and litigate actual claims of innocence by Mississippi prisoners, as well as advocate for systemic criminal justice reform. To that end, MIP drafted and helped to pass into law the State’s first-ever DNA preservation and post-conviction testing statute, as well as the State’s first compensation legislation to aid those who have been wrongfully convicted.