Posted: 2003-01-28 15:06:00
Attorneys Keith Findley and John Pray, clinical associate professors who co-direct the Wisconsin Innocence Project, were presented with an award January 25, 2003 by the Madison Civics Club in recognition of the Innocence Project's work in "promoting justice."
The Wisconsin Innocence Project was founded in 1998 to address cases of claimed wrongful conviction. Since then, the Project has received 2,054 requests for assistance. Of these, 1471 cases have been closed, either after working on the cases or screening them and determining that the Project could not be of assistance. Currently the Project has 40 open cases, with others waiting to be reviewed or assigned to students.
The Wisconsin Innocence Project is one of the multiple projects based at the University of Wisconsin Law School's Frank J. Remington Center.