International Wrongful Conviction Day October 2, 2017

What is Wrongful Conviction Day?

Wrongful Conviction Day is an international day to raise awareness of the causes and remedies of wrongful conviction and to recognize the tremendous personal, social, and emotional costs of wrongful conviction for innocent people and their families.

Wrongful Conviction Day began as an effort of the Innocence Network, an affiliation of organizations dedicated to providing pro bono legal and investigative services to individuals seeking to prove innocence of crimes for which they have been convicted, working to redress the causes of wrongful convictions, and supporting the exonerated after they are freed.  This is the fourth annual day.

Get Involved

The Innocence Network will be hosting events worldwide on Wrongful Conviction Day.  Moreover, plans are in the works for a Twitter Takeover and a schedule of Facebook Live events to happen throughout the day.  Check back as we get closer to Wrongful Conviction Day to find out how you can get involved.

Take an Action

Spread the Word

Change Your Facebook Profile

We created a Wrongful Conviction Day overlay for your social media profiles.  Check it out here.

Share Our Photos & Graphics

We created Wrongful Conviction Day graphics to share on social media.  You can find them here.

Innocence Network Member Resources

Innocence Network Member interested in promoting your own event? Find some resources here (password required).

Find An Event Near You

7 Stages Theater Marquee

#WrongfulConvictionDay and “learn more @gainnocence” displayed on the theater marquee October 2

Arizona Justice Project Panel Discussion

Monday Oct 2, 5:30 – 7:30pm, ASU Law School (5th floor conference room)

Online Signed Book Giveaway

All Day, October 2. Copies of “Ghost of the Innocent Man” about exoneree Willie Grimes signed by the author given away on and on North Carolina Center on Actual Innocence’s social media.

Facebook Live Conversation with Seth Miller

October 2, 1:00 EST, tune in on Innocence Project of Florida’s Facebook page.

Wrongful Conviction Day Symposium

October 2, 1:00-5:00, Wake Forest University, Three panel discussions featuring Mark Rabil, Director of the Wake Forest Innocence and Justice Clinic; Maddy DeLone, Executive Director of the Innocence Project; Greg Newburn, of Families Against Mandatory Minimums; and Wakeforest Prof. Kami Chavis, former US Attorney.

Exoneree Band Performance

October 2, 5:00-8:00, Century Ballroom, Innocence Project Northwest presents a performance of the Exoneree Band. Buy tickets here.

Panel Discussion

October 4, University of Washington, panel discussion with Innocence Project Northwest and Witness to Innocence.

Oklahoma Innocence Project Fish Fry

October 7, 4:00-8:00

OKC Skydance Bridge Lighting

The Skydance Bridge will be lit on October 2nd, rotating white and yellow light in honor of Wrongful Conviction Day.