Wed, Oct 11|
Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum
Barred: Why the Innocent Can't Get Out of Prison
Daniel Medwed's new book explores the range of procedural barriers that so often prevent innocent prisoners from obtaining exoneration.
Time & Location
Oct 11, 2023, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum, 385 E 8th St, Claremont, CA 91711, USA
About the event
Thousands of innocent people are behind bars in the United States. But proving their innocence and winning their release is nearly impossible. In this lecture, legal scholar Daniel Medwed will argue that our justice system’s stringent procedural rules are largely to blame for the ongoing punishment of the innocent. Drawing on his research and practical experience, he will offer an overview of how appellate, post-conviction, and executive branch remedies operate in the context of a prisoner’s innocence claim and explore them in the context of a case that he litigated in New York.
Professor Medwed’s lecture is co-sponsored by the Mgrublian Center for Human Rights and the Salvatori Center for Individual Freedom at Claremont McKenna College.