Monday, April 14, 2014

Panelists from Northwestern University's Center on Wrongful Convictions Discuss the Wrongful Conviction of a Woman

(l to r) Jane Raley, Kristine Bunch, Judy Royal, Gayle Miller 

The League of Women Voters of Lake County convened a special panel to discuss the topic of wrongful convictions of women. Three speakers from Women's Project of the Center on Wrongful Convictions at Northwestern University presented on how wrongful convictions of women. How women's cases differ men's and what can be done to prevent false confessions were discussed. Audience members were particularly moved by the first-person account given by Kristine Bunch, an exoneree and client of the Center. Ms. Bunch had spent 17 years in prison for the death of her son.

Participants included

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