The Innocence Project of Florida is run by an incredibly passionate team of individuals truly committed to exonerating the wrongly imprisoned. Having met many members of their staff, it is no surprise that they have produced a remarkable resume of work over the past several years and counting.
Amazing work being done in a state where the old "tough on crime" saw still sells and where justice is still more about money and race than just justice. This is a state that's proud of its school-to-prison pipeline, a state where a junior high school boy gets arrested and charged as an adult for assault for passing gas in class (YES, ARRESTED FOR FARTING). It is a state that on the brochure looks glossy and in the backwoods looks a little too old-timey. And it's a state that very much needs and appreciates the hard work of the people at Innocence Project of Florida, Inc. Wish we could make their funding and offices as big as the capital!
Amazing organization!! Keep up the terrific work!!
Great organization that gets the job done in the name of justice. Amazing what they do on a daily basis!!
I did an externship at the Innocence Project of Florida during law school. Couldn't have had a better experience--incredible staff (friendly, funny, knowledgable and so utterly dedicated) and a noble mission. I miss them!
The people who work there are incredible, hardworking, wonderful people.
I've been following the work of IPF for nearly 10 years. In the face of very difficult odds, they have managed to offer hope and justice in place of unfairness for the wrongly convicted of Florida. They provide legal counsel and investigative support to their clients' cases, of course. But in addition, IPF also includes SOCIAL services to help ensure the smooth transition of exonerees back into the mainstream of society.
They accomplish so much with so few resources. What they might do with even more resources just stirs the soul.
IPF faces incredible odds in its mission to see that justice is done for Florida's wrongfully incarcerated -- that is to say, wrongfully *convicted* -- citizens. Some/Most of these people have been imprisoned for decades: witnesses die, move away, or forget the details; prosecutors and detectives move on to other things; judges retire; evidence gets lost or goes bad; legislators and other powerful individuals don't want to seem "soft on crime" and/or risk alienating law enforcement... That IPF has helped so many in its relatively short lifetime so far, while surviving for the most part on bits and pieces of grants and donations, is really a tribute to the commitment and skill of the organization. They communicate very well through their blog and newsletters. They also have on staff a full-time professional social worker to assist exonerees in transitioning to the outside world; I believe this may make them unique among state Innocence Projects.
Great Job what The Innocence Project Of Florida does, many many people look down on prisoners, just because they are behind bars, without wondering...was their trial far? Did the sentence reflects Justice? People should be more aware about nonprofits like this one!!!
These people are sincere. Previous director Jenny gave me great advice for Sean Killian our wrongfully convicted youngest son, nearly 10 yrs ago. Now that we have exonerated him ourselves because Orlando was too closed minded to bother at that time, we wait for an opportunity to right the wrong done to him when FL stole his years. From 21 to 31 yrs old. letmybrothergo.com is a site with much of his story. All the eyewitnesses said Sean was not involved and not present. Did you know you can be convicted by heresay alone? When other suspects are ignored? When you don't speak Spanish and it was a Spanish phone call which convicted you? Consider yourself lucky you didn't go to trial in 2005 Orlando FL. Now we hope for correction of this horrid error committed by UCF campus police. I support Innocence Project because I am now aware of how easy it is to be innocent and yet incarcerated in Florida. - hugs to all who suffer - as Pete Seeger used to say "Keep on keeping on.." Fifi
As a criminal defense lawyer, I follow the work of the Innocence Project of Florida very closely. They work that they do is incredible. The thought of what it must be like for innocent person to rot away in the hellhole of a state prison is hard to comprehend. I thank the Innocence for the incredible work that it does every single day to right the wrongs of these terrible injustices.