California Innocence Project Director Justin Brooks was recently profiled in a special edition of Time magazine, aptly named “Innocent: The Fight Against Wrongful Convictions”.
Brooks, a professor at California Western School of law, was singled out by the publication as one of the innocence movement’s “fighters” for his dedication to justice—a dedication that took him (along with CIP staff attorneys Alissa L. Bjerkhöel JD'08 and Michael A. Semanchik JD'10) on a 712-mile hike that traversed the state of California in 2013.
The "Innocence March" began in San Diego, and ended 56 days later in Sacramento where the three attorneys presented clemency petitions to Gov. Jerry Brown on behalf of 12 innocent CIP clients. Since then, four of the "California 12" have been exonerated by Brooks and his team.
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