Thursday, September 22, 2016
Lobo Living Room: The Cascading Consequences of Wrongful Conviction: A Victim's View
The victim of a violent crime talks about a devastating miscarriage of justice.
In 1984, Jennifer Thompson was a 22-year old college student when she became the victim of a violent crime. She was certain she was correct when she identified Ronald Cotton. She testified against him at trial, after which he was convicted and sentenced to life in prison.
In 1995, DNA testing proved Cotton’s innocence. Two years after Cotton’s release, he and Thompson met, forging an unlikely friendship that changed both their lives.
Jennifer Thompson will share her perspective on the impact of wrongful conviction and ideas for healing and reform.
The New Mexico Innocence and Justice Project Fall Speaker Series made possible through the generous support of the Lannan Foundation.
For more information contact Melissa Lobato at (505) 277-1457 or by email.
Location and Parking:
Location: UNM School of Law, Bratton Hall, 1117 Stanford NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106
Parking: Parking is free in the Law School L parking lot after 4:00 p.m.
For questions or more information:
Alumni Relations Office