For Immediate Release

Contact:
Shari Ireton
University of Washington School of Law
206.685.9002

2007-09-13

Innocence Project Northwest Celebrates 10th Anniversary with Special Screening of "The Trials of Darryl Hunt"

Innocence Project Northwest (IPNW) will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a special screening of "The Trials of Darryl Hunt", with Darryl Hunt, and his attorneys Mark Rabil and Ben Dowling-Sendor, in attendance to discuss Darryl’s 19-year struggle for freedom.

THE TRIALS OF DARRYL HUNT
Thursday, October 11, 2007
Screening begins at 7 p.m.
(Please allow at least 15 minutes for check in)
Varsity Theatre
4329 University Way NE, Seattle, Washington

Since 1997, the IPNW has represented prisoners in Washington with credible claims of actual innocence. Originally a volunteer organization, the IPNW is now a clinical law program at the University of Washington School of Law. The IPNW students, professors and volunteer lawyers have successfully challenged twelve convictions in just ten years.

Most recently, the IPNW Clinic won the first reversal of a conviction in Washington based on newly discovered DNA evidence. The Washington Court of Appeals granted Ted Bradford a new trial and reversed his 1996 rape and burglary convictions on the basis of post-conviction DNA evidence. The IPNW was previously involved in overturning convictions in the Wenatchee sex-ring investigations. Forty-three people were charged with more than 29,000 counts of sexual abuse involving some 50 children. Many of the accused were poor, uneducated or developmentally disabled.

Tickets: Purchase tickets on-line: General Public $50 // Friends of IPNW $100 // Angels $250. $25 student or limited income tickets are also available. The fair market value of the event is $25.

After-party: Following the screening of "The Trials of Darryl Hunt", the IPNW Clinic will host a reception at the Burke Museum (located just 3 short blocks from the Varsity Theatre on the northwest corner of the UW campus at the corner of 17th Ave and NE 45th St.). There will be complimentary hors d'oeuvres and beer and wine.

RSVP today!