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Oregon Innocence Project (OIP) Event: “Picking Cotton” Authors: Eyewitness Identification, Wrongful Conviction, and Forgiveness

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OIP Event: This is Innocence: May 15, 2015, at Mercy Corp Action Center (Portland).

Guest speaker Jennifer Thompson, a rape victim who wrongly identified her attacker and sent the wrong person to prison. “DNA later freed that man, Ronald Cotton, and the two wrote a book together about the unreliability of eyewitness identification and the beauty in forgiveness called Picking Cotton.

Also speaking will be Rep. Jennifer Williamson from House Dist. 36 and Steve Wax, OIP’s Legal Director

This is a fundraiser for OIP: “The ticket sales go towards supporting the critical work of exonerating the innocent in Oregon’s prisons and training the next generation of public interest lawyers.

More about the event can be found at their website.

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