Monday, April 21, 2014

Video of Anatomy of A Wrongful Conviction of a Woman Now Online

Hear first hand about the wrongful conviction of Kristine Bunch and the arduous process of earning her exoneration after spending 17 years in an Indiana prison. See times below if you would like to forward to a particular segment.

Welcome & Introductions by Gayle Miller current president of Association of Women Attorneys of Lake County and Department Co-Chair, Program of Paralegal Studies, College of Lake County
0:00:00 – 0:04:00

Judy Royal, Co-Director of the Women’s Project of the Center on Wrongful Convictions
0:04:00 – 0:30:30

Jane RaleyCo-Legal director of the Center on Wrongful Convictions
(speaks on arson cases, one of Kristine Bunch's attorneys)
0:30:30 – 1:01:35

Kristine Bunch, exoneree and client of Center on Wrongful Convictions
1:01:35 – 1:12:12 (speaks about her case)
1:12:12 – 1:17:50 (speaks about what has happened since her release, her relationship with her now-teenaged child)

Question & Answer period
1:17:50 – 1:42:00

This event was held on Sunday, April 13, 2014 at the College of Lake County, Grayslake Campus.

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