Charlotte Whitmore

  • Hosted by Pennsylvania Innocence Project
  • Sponsored by Greenberg Traurig, LLP
  • Service location Philadelphia
  • Law school University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School
  • Issue area Criminal Justice Reform
  • Fellowship class year 2010
  • Program AmeriCorps Fellows Program, Design Your Own Fellowship

The Project

Since the 1980s, over 240 people have been exonerated through DNA testing. These exonerations have shown that the most common factors in wrongful convictions – mistaken eyewitness testimony and false confessions – are not unique to cases involving biological material. My project will address the need to represent incarcerated people in Pennsylvania who have a genuine case for exoneration based on any type of exculpatory evidence and to reform the criminal justice system to reduce the risk of wrongful convictions.

The Inspiration

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