Rally to stop unlawful convictions held in Lansing

LANSING, me. – Nearly 200 people here in Michigan have been wrongly convicted and sometimes spent decades behind bars for crimes they did not commit.

On Friday in the state Capitol, some of these people gathered to rally for change.

Today some of these people gather in the state’s Capitol to rally for change.

Ramone Ward was released after serving nearly 30 years for a double homicide he did not commit.

According to Ward, the problem is bigger than getting people out of prison. It’s also about providing support to these people when they return to society.

According to Ward, the problem is bigger than getting people out of prison. It’s also about providing support to these people when they return to society.

“For the people who are able to make a difference, I just hope they are doing the right thing and helping the Exonerees get on their feet,” said Ward.

Ward’s wife, Roeiah Epps-Ward, was attending law school to rescue her husband when she saw no one came to his rescue.

Wrong beliefs affect not only the person serving time, but everyone.

She says false beliefs affect not just the person serving time, but everyone.

“If you only say the name, the belief is wrong. That means that someone is actually innocent. If an innocent person is behind bars or in jail, it means the guilty person is still on the street, “Epps-Ward said.

Kisha Martin believes that more resources should be devoted to breaking down false beliefs.

Kisha Martin believes that more resources should be devoted to reversing these beliefs.

“I am asking for funding for the Conviction Integrity Units that need help investigating these innocent cases because families, friends and loved ones are suffering,” Martin said.

One of these family members is CaSara Jackson.

She says her son Cornelius is serving time on a murder he did not commit.

Jackson stood up for her child but says she bumped into brick walls because the system is broken

Jackson has stood up for her child but says she bumped into brick walls because the system is broken

“That last attorney in Jackson said that while he had some valid points on his motion, he didn’t get it right. We don’t have enough money for that, “said Jackson.

According to the 2020 National Discharge Register report published in March, 129 people were discharged last year.

Twenty of them were in Michigan.

The report says that exonerees served in the United States for nearly 25,000 years due to false beliefs.

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