The Exoneree Band Shines for Wrongful Conviction Day and IPNW's 20th Anniversary
On October 2nd, 2017, IPNW commemorated Wrongful Conviction Day and celebrated our 20th Anniversary with an aall-ages concert by the Exoneree Band at Century Ballroom on Capitol Hill. Special guests included journalist and wrongful convictions advocate Amanda Knox, IPNW freed clients and exonerees and representatives of the death row abolition organization Witness to Innocence.
The night was filled with soulful original music by the Exoneree Band and uplifting cover songs that got everyone dancing! Innocence Project Northwest is grateful to everyone who joined us on this special night. We're also grateful to Hallie Kuperman and the entire Century Ballroom team for donating such a beautiful space.
Wrongful Conviction Day is observed internationally 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. As of 10/2, nationally, 2102 people have been exonerated after serving over 18,000 years for crimes they did not commit. In Washington, 46 people have been exonerated after serving over 225 years in prison.
Want to learn more about wrongful convictions? Drop by our virtual poster session!