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On April 26, 2012, the Innocence Project, Veritas Initiative, the Innocence Project New Orleans and Voices of Innocence held the Arizona stop of a nationwide tour, "Prosecutorial Oversight: A National Dialogue in the Wake of Connick v. Thompson," at the Phoenix Law School. The goal of the tour is to explore possible policy reforms to prevent prosecutorial misconduct.

John Thompson, who lost his appeal before the U.S. Supreme Court in 2011 and was stripped of his $14 million civil award for the intentional misconduct that caused his wrongful murder conviction and near execution, joined policy makers, judges and prominent innocence movement attorneys in a discussion meant to spark a national dialogue on possible solutions.


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The Prosecutorial Oversight Tour

(Washington, D.C. – October 27, 2011) Today the Innocence Project, Veritas Initiative, the Innocence Project New Orleans and Voices of Innocence announced plans to conduct a nationwide tour, “Prosecutorial Oversight: A National Dialogue in the Wake of Connick v. Thompson,” to explore policy reforms to prevent prosecutorial misconduct. John Thompson, who lost his appeal before the U.S. Supreme Court in 2011 and was stripped of his $14 million civil award for the intentional misconduct that caused his wrongful murder conviction and near execution, will headline forums across the country with policy makers and prosecutors to spark a national dialogue on possible solutions.

Read the full press release and get more background here.

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