2018 Making an Exoneree Cases
The Spring 2018 class took on the cases of 4 wrongfully convicted men who have served a combined total of 96 years in prison (and counting) for crimes they did not commit.
You can find more information at justiceforkennethbond.com (new window).
Kenneth Bond was convicted of murder on shaky eyewitness testimony and now-invalidated ballistics analysis. 23 year later that eyewitness has come forward saying he was never certain Kenneth was the shooter. Find out more about Kenneth Bond and the disturbing story of his wrongful conviction in “Broken Bonds.” This film was created by Nada Eldaief, Cassidy Jensen, and Julia Usiak.
Update: Kenneth Bond was released from prison on Feb. 9, 2023 after serving over 27 years.
Valentino Dixon was in prison for a murder that the real shooter has confessed to on video multiple times. His story has been featured in Golf Digest, which publicized not only the injustice in his case, but the artistic talent which Valentino has developed while incarcerated. Meet Valentino and learn his story in the documentary “Double Time.” This film was created by Julie Fragonas, Ellie Goonetillake, and Naoya Johnson.
Update: Valentino Dixon was exonerated and released from prison on September 19, 2018, in large part thanks to new evidence discovered by the students in the Making an Exoneree class.
You can find more information at valentinodixon.net (new window).
John Moss III
You can find more information at justiceforjohnmoss.com (new window).
John Moss III spent his entire adult life incarcerated for a grisly triple murder that he did not commit. Learn the story of John’s prolonged injustice in “38 Years.” This film was created by Alex Feltes, Mattie Haag, and Jessica Scoratow.
Update: John Moss III, who had no legal representation at the time of the 2018 class, had his case accepted by the national Innocence Project in April 2019. Sadly, he died of a heart attack in his cell on January 20, 2020, having spent over 40 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit.
Tim Wright is a United States Marine Corps veteran who has served a decade in prison for a murder that he did not commit. Tim’s family and friends have been tireless advocates for his innocence. Find out more about Tim’s case and what the experts have to say in “Wrighting a Wrong.” This film was created by Jennifer Chung, Andrew Schneider, and Steven Xie.
Update: Tim Wright’s case is now under serious consideration for representation by a major law firm.
You can find more information at innocence4tim.com (new window).