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April 16, 2012

Edward R. Murrow award to our Center on Wrongful Convictions

by dan rodriguez

To:       Law School Community

From:   Shericka Pringle

The Center on Wrongful Convictions and Better Government Association are the recipients of the Radio and Television Digital News Association’s prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award for a 2011 investigation into the costs of Illinois wrongful convictions.

The  CWC/BGA investigation, which was released last July, found that wrongful convictions had cost Illinois taxpayers $214 million in recent years and kept innocent men and women behind bars for 926 years. For details, see http://www.bettergov.org/investigations/wrongful_convictions_1.aspx.

Congratulations to the CWC on this outstanding award.

 

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