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Philly Man's Second Conviction Overturned After 28 Years on Death Row

Orlando Maisonet must now be retried or set free after spending 28 years on death row following 2 homicide convictions. The judge in this case cited prosecutorial misconduct and ineffective assistance of counsel when vacating the second conviction. Both convictions were secured by disgraced, and now deceased, ex-prosecutor Rodger King. As a result, criminal justice reform advocates are now calling for a review of all cases handled by King.

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Cyntoia Brown Granted Clemency

On December 12, 2018, ACCR worked with many other great organizations to file a clemency letter on Brown’s behalf. Brown, a sex trafficking victim, was sentenced to life for killing a man who bought her for sex and would have had to serve 51 years of her sentence before becoming eligible for parole. Now, she will be released on August 7, 2019, exactly 15 years from the date of her arrest. Check out our Twitter page to read the clemency letter.

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Inside the Staircase

Last night's Inside #TheStaircase Lies, Fake Science & The Owl Theory was an amazing show! Thanks to everyone who came out. We heard David Rudolf and Jerry Buting answer viewer questions and had a productive discussion with DA Larry Krasner about how to improve our justice system! All moderated by our fabulous Marc Bookman. 

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First Person Arts Festival

Felonious Munk has updated his smash-hit Second City performance and is bringing it to the First Person Arts stage. This is a hilarious yet harrowing first-person story of how one black man went from six years in a state prison to a six-figure job in corporate America. Felonious then transitions to a new life as an activist and satirist in his one-man show debuting at the First Person Arts Festival. Join us tonight at 7:00pm for the show and following discussion.


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Akeem Davis
A Quiet Giant Passes

The best lawyers in the Defender Association spent hours in Stu’s office; but you didn’t dare enter unprepared. And even if you were as prepared as you thought humanly possible, you left having more to do.

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Akeem Davis