ABA Journal talks to Findley about post-exoneration challenges

Those who are wrongly convicted of crimes often spend years fighting for exoneration. But even when they are successful, new challenges remain.

That was the message of UW Clinical Professor Keith Findley and others in a recent article in the ABA Journal.

The article chronicles the difficulties faced by exonerated prisoners after their release, from the loss of relevant job skills to having to explain why they have no residential or employment record.

Professor Findley, who also is co-director of the Wisconsin Innocence Project, said that even when an exonerated inmate's official record is cleared, private databases consulted by employers are not always up to date, leaving an inaccurate record.

The article is in the January 2011 issue of the ABA Journal, and is available online here

Submitted by UW Law School News on January 2, 2011

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