Stories of Wrongful Convictions: A Making an Exoneree Documentary Showcase

May 2, 2023 | 7 p.m.-9 p.m. | Hybrid Event

Five lives shattered by wrongful convictions. Five stories of their search for justice and freedom. 

Join Making an Exoneree for the premiere of five student-made short documentaries that reveal the facts – and falsehoods – of wrongful conviction cases from around the country. Over the Spring 2023 semester, 15 Georgetown undergraduate students in the Making an Exoneree course dedicated themselves to uncovering the truth about these cases.

Created in collaboration with 15 students from the University of California, Santa Cruz, the final short films unravel the wrongful convictions of Ha’son Cleveland, John Kinsel, Sarah Pender, Billy Pennington, and Jamie Snow, who have spent a combined 95 years in prison. The students hope that by sharing these stories, they can help correct injustice and bring innocent people home.

Each team will present their documentary and wrongfully convicted people will speak from prison, followed by an audience Q&A.

With questions about this event or accessibility accommodation requests, please email Evelyn Rupert at

Join Us In Person

Lohrfink Auditorium
Rafik B. Hariri Building
Georgetown University
3700 O Street NW

Refreshments will be served 6pm-7pm

Join Virtually

This event will be available live via Zoom webinar.