Cardozo Alumna Helps Innocence Project Win Michael Morton's Freedom After Wrongful Conviction



Oct 14, 2014

As a student in the Innocence Project clinic, Rachel Pecker '13 helped win Michael Morton's freedom after he spent 25 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit. The Innocence Project was started in 1992 at Cardozo Law by Barry Scheck and Peter Neufeld. It pioneered the use of DNA evidence to prove the innocence of those who have been wrongly convicted.


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Jul 10, 2014
Cardozo alumna Rachel Pecker '13 worked on the case as a student and intern in the Innocence Project. Here, she recounts her experience on the case, and what it was like to be there when Morton was freed.

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