October 2, 2019 – Wrongful Conviction Day

Wrongful Conviction Day
Featuring Kirk Bloodsworth

Kirk Bloodsworth was the first person to be sentenced to death and then later exonerated by DNA evidence. On October 2nd, he will tell his story.

Learn about current issues on wrongful convictions in Arizona and how we can all help correct and prevent these miscarriages of justice.

Join the Arizona Justice Project and ASU Post-Conviction Clinic for this free event. Lunch (pizza!) with be provided starting at 11:30 and the program will begin at 12pm. Click the link below to RSVP to this free event!

NBA Coaches Support the Innocence Network

Thank you to Phoenix Suns coach, Igor KokoŇ°kov, for participating in this Wrongful Conviction Day PSA! The Arizona Justice Project is grateful for the NBA Coaches Association’s support. We look forward to working together with the Phoenix Suns and NBCA as partners in the innocence movement.

The NBA Coaches Association (NBCA) is the association that represents basketball coaches in the National Basketball Association. Founded in 1976, the NBCA consists of all NBA Head Coaches, Assistant Coaches and alumni, and works closely with the NBA on all matters that pertain to the coaching profession. Learn more about the NBCA by clicking here.

2018 Wrongful Conviction Day

Today is the 5th annual Wrongful Conviction Day! It is a day to honor those who survived a wrongful conviction and raise awareness about the causes of and solutions to wrongful convictions. Today, we listen to the innocent and raise our voices to tell them they are not forgotten!

Are you ready to make a difference? Show your support by signing AJP’s letter to Arizona criminal justice stakeholders. This letter urges Arizona to adopt best practices to prevent wrongful convictions.

Together, we can help end wrongful convictions in Arizona.

Wrongful Conviction Day began as an effort of the Innocence Network, an affiliation of organizations dedicated to providing pro bono legal and investigative services to individuals seeking to prove innocence of crimes for which they have been convicted, working to redress the causes of wrongful convictions, and supporting the exonerated after they are freed.