The Innocence Project Tries Again with Wrongly Convicted Compensation Bill - Seattle Weekly
Thwarted during the last two legislative sessions in an ongoing attempt to push a bill through that provides financial compensation for the wrongly convicted, the Innocence Project - with help from its local, University of Washington-affiliated chapter and sponsor Rep. Tina Orwall (D - Des Moines) - have gotten back on the horse, championing HB 1341. If passed the legislation would require the state to dole out payments to those who were unjustly convicted of a crime they didn't commit. Caroline Bercier, a 3L the IPNW Legislative Advocacy Clinic is quoted in the article.
IPNW Successful Again
Jackie McMurtrie, Fernanda Torres, and law students Allison Sherrill ’12 and Michael Sprangers ’12 of the Innocence Project Northwest for their stunning win in Spokane last Friday on behalf of three men wrongfully imprisoned for over four years.
Free Men, For Now - The Inlander
“We’re relieved that the court recognized the injustice that these young men faced and overturned their convictions based on new evidence calling into the question the informant witness’ credibility,” says Jacqueline McMurtrie, director of the Innocence Project Northwest.