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The Perspective of an Intern at Arizona Justice Project

Arizona Justice Project’s team is comprised of interns, externs, volunteers, staff attorneys, and business staff. We are all outspoken advocates of justice and have an undying urge to help others, especially those who cannot help themselves. The team truly believes in the Arizona Justice Project mission: “To seek justice for the innocent and wrongfully imprisoned—the marginalized …

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Justice Served?

Crime Trackers: Justice served? Written by Lupita Murillo, Tucson, KVOA.com An Arizona group is fighting to free a man who has been in prison for more than 40 years. He was arrested in connection to a murder, and he was not even the shooter. The shooter took a plea and he was out in 10 years. So …

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Rethinking Reform: Prisons in America – Won students at a Phoenix High School national recognition

Metropolitan Arts Institute is a private charter High School focused on the arts.  The School’s filmmaking classes produced the top two winners of StudentCam 2016 for the Western region. Mock-Zubia and her partner in the project, Sophia Taglienti, wrote, shot and edited a documentary titled Rethinking Reform: Prisons in America.  The film explores the issue …

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National Reentry Week, April 24-30, 2016

National Reentry Week, April 24-30, 2016 “Under the Obama Administration, the Department of Justice has taken major steps to make our criminal justice system more fair, more efficient, and more effective at reducing recidivism and helping formerly incarcerated individuals contribute to their communities. An important part of that task is preparing those who have paid …

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For Arizona’s wrongfully convicted, life after prison brings hardship and hope

Drayton Witt helps his daughter, Ellie Mae Justice Witt, up the jungle gym at Rio Vista Community Park (Photo by Erica L. Lang/Cronkite News) For Arizona’s wrongfully convicted, life after prison brings hardship and hope By Erica L. Lang | Cronkite News | POSTED: Mar 3, 2016 For 12 years, Drayton Witt passed his days …

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IN THE NEWS: Woman Exonerated After Serving 10 Years for Manslaughter Conviction

Picture: Vanessa Gathers, 58, with Ken Thompson, the Brooklyn district attorney, after her manslaughter conviction was vacated on Tuesday. Credit Andrew Kelly for The New York Times         By SARAH MASLIN NIR, New York Times – FEB. 23, 2016 In a gray suit, her short hair neatly curled, Vanessa Gathers sat in State Supreme Court in …

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