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September 2, 2019 at 7:45 pm

Join Ohio University Chapter of Ohio Innocence Project-u on Sept. 18

The Ohio University Chapter of the Ohio Innocence Project-u will host its first meeting on Sept. 18 at 6 pm in Bentley Hall 120.

OIP-u provides a way for undergraduate and graduate students to raise awareness to the issue of wrongful conviction through events, biweekly meetings, tabling, and fundraising.

Ohio Innocence Project-u logo for Ohio University chapterOIP-u is affiliated with the Ohio Innocence Project, based at the University of Cincinnati College of Law, which actively pursues exoneration initiatives on behalf of individuals who have been wrongfully convicted and incarcerated. To date, the organization has freed 28 individuals that were wrongfully convicted. They also advocates for lasting criminal justice reform through legislation.

OIP-u works to help shine a light on the issue of wrongful conviction. In the past, this organization has hosted several exonerees on campus to speak about their firsthand experience with the criminal justice system and share their story of being imprisoned for crimes they did not commit.

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If interested in becoming an OIP-u member, please contact chapter President Jada Sparks, js342515@ohio.edu or chapter New Member Coordinator, Kheara Wright, kw174817@ohio.edu.

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