The Project for the Innocent continues to help wrongfully convicted to prove the truth


Andrew Wilson was released on 17 March after spending 32 years in prison for a murder he said he did not commit. The second man, Marco Contreras, 41-year-old now, was ordered to be released by a judge in Los Angeles after he was declared factually innocent. Mr Contreras had been convicted of an attempted murder and robbery at a service station in Compton in Los Angeles in 1996. He was sentenced to life in prison plus seven years and spent 20 years on jail until now. Both men spend big parts of their life in prison. Loyola Law School’s Project for the Innocent (LPI) is dedicated to the exoneration of the wrongfully convicted. Campaigners say that erroneous witness identifications account for three-quarters of all wrongful convictions in the US. Loyola Law School is the law schoolof Loyola Marymount University, a private Catholic university in the Jesuit and Marymount traditions, in Los Angeles, California.


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