Posted: 2004-04-02 10:59:00
John Pray and Keith Findley, directors of the Wisconsin Innocence Project, have received the William Gorham Civil Libertarian of the Year Award for 2004 from the American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin.
The Innocence Project, a program of the Law School's Frank J. Remington Center, was founded in 1998 to provide legal assistance to inmates who have provable claims that they were wrongly convicted. Under the supervision of attorneys, law students investigate and litigate claims of innocence on behalf of prisoners in Wisconsin and elsewhere. The Project has been responsible so far for the exonerations of two men who had served 12 and 18 years respectively for crimes they did not commit.