Posted: February 12th, 2015
North Carolina’s one of a kind Innocence Inquiry Commission is profiled The Atlantic this month. In “Guilty, Then Proven Innocent,” the creation of the Commission, it’s work, and it’s successes are profiled. The North Carolina Innocence Inquiry Commission is the first full-time state agency dedicated to investigating post-conviction claims of actual innocence. It’s creation was motivated by the injustice suffered by Darryl Hunt and the hard work of his attorney, Mark Rabil, who is now a Professor at Wake Forest Law and Director of the Innocence and Justice Clinic. The story of Joseph Sledge, the man most recently exonerated by the Commission, is also told. Sledge was sentenced to life in prison in 1978 for the murder of a woman and her daughter. He was exonerated due to new found DNA evidence and the recanting of a “jailhouse snitch” that testified at his trial. Read the full article here: http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2015/02/guilty-then-proven-innocent/385313/.