Exoneration Project

Exoneration Project – Significant Accomplishments

November 1, 2013

The Exoneration Project had a busy 2012-13 year that saw significant advancements for several of the clients that the Project represents.

WBEZ's "Exoneree Diaries" on Exoneration Project Client James Kluppelberg

Exoneree Diaries: James Kluppelberg's fight for freedom
Alison Flowers
October 28, 2013

THEY CALLED IT the M&M shop, like the chocolate candy. It was Menard Correctional Center’s maintenance department, the one responsible for doing repairs throughout the maximum-security prison. For James, it meant something to do, time away from his cell, where he would otherwise spend 23 hours a day, every day.

Charges Against Exoneration Project Client Dismissed in Daley Center Rape Case

September 10, 2013

Carl Chatman, who had been sentenced to 30 years (and served 11) after being accused and convicted of a 2002 rape at Chicago's Daley Center, has been released after prosecutors dismissed the charges against him.

Exoneration Project Client Granted Certificate of Innocence

August 6, 2013

From the Aug. 5 Chicago Tribune

Tears streaming down his face, a man who wrongly spent nearly 25 years behind bars was granted a certificate of innocence Monday by a Cook County judge who called the ordeal an "injustice," according to his attorneys.

Clinics in Action: The Exoneration Project

The Exoneration Project presents "Convicting the Innocent: Addressing Wrongful Convictions in Cook County, Illinois"

61:40 minutes (56.46 MB)

Exoneration Project Featured in Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

Schools create a life mission
John Flynn Rooney
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
January 24, 2013

After lawyers with the Exoneration Project agreed to handle his murder case, James Kluppelberg said he believed their work would lead to his freedom.

And it did.

Kluppelberg got released in May after 24 years in prison. A Cook County circuit judge dismissed charges that resulted in his conviction on six counts of first-degree murder and three counts of arson.

Russell Ainsworth
Tara Thompson

Kane Center Clinics Hiring for Summer 2013

2013 Summer Jobs in the Kane Center Clinics
Law School Office of Communications
January 8, 2013

In summer 2013 the clinical law program plans to hire a number of law students to work in the various clinics in the Kane Center.  Positions will be open for the following clinics:

Jeff Leslie

Exoneration Project Clients to be Featured on '60 Minutes'

December 7, 2012

This Sunday, CBS' 60 Minutes will include a story titled "The False Confession Capital," about the many cases of in Chicago of convictions overturned due to coerced confessions.

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