Pioneer in innocence movement earns renewed recognition — Wrongful Convictions Blog

Before author Erle Stanley Gardner and his Court of Last Resort, before Jim McCloskey and Centurion Ministries, before Barry Scheck and Peter Neufield and their Innocence Project, there was Herbert Maris, a Philadelphia corporate attorney who pioneered prisoner innocence advocacy from the 1920s to the 1950s. Maris estimated that he freed almost 300 innocent convicts during his 40-year […]

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