Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Innocence Project will hold first awards reception

The Downstate Illinois Innocence Project housed at UIS will hold a Defenders of the Innocent Awards Reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, at the Pasfield House, 525 S. Pasfield, in Springfield. The event will honor Richard Kling and Susana Ortiz -- lawyers for Herb Whitlock, recently exonerated of murder -- as well as Mattie Hunter, Art Turner, and Paul Froehlich -- three legislators who worked on reforms in the 2007 legislative session. Read more>>

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