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Member Saturday: Fighting for Freedom | Exoneration in Pennsylvania

June 18, 2022, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Member Saturday: Fighting for Freedom | Exoneration in Pennsylvania

Members only. Registration required. Virtual.

Each year, numerous Americans are incarcerated for a crime they did not commit. Since 1989, nearly 3,000 people have been exonerated in the United States, with 106 exonerations in Pennsylvania alone.1 Philadelphia’s Conviction Integrity Unit, formed by District Attorney Larry Krasner, has resulted in more than 20 exonerations in Philadelphia in just three years.

But there’s still work to be done. How can someone be convicted of a crime they did not commit? What resources are available to those who are wrongfully convicted? And what happens once someone has been exonerated? Join Phillips Black legal apprentice Marco Maldonado for a conversation about exoneration in Pennsylvania and the process of overturning a wrongful conviction.

Marco Maldonado is a legal apprentice with Phillips Black and a certified legal reference aide by the state of Pennsylvania. He graduated from Villanova University with a B.A. in Liberal Arts. He also earned an M.A. in the Humanities from California State University - Dominguez-Hills with a focus on Historiography. Although not a lawyer, Marco successfully litigated his own wrongful conviction in both state and federal courts in Pennsylvania.

Please Note: This Member Saturday experience will be held online. Registrants will receive a Zoom link via email. To ensure you receive this link, please try to register at least 24 hours in advance.

This event is free for all members. Reserve free tickets online or call 215-236-5111 x224. Space is limited. 

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