Give to the Max Day 2018
Nov
15
to Nov 16

Give to the Max Day 2018

Each year, generous supporters like you celebrate Give to the Max Day (GTMD) by making an online donation on GiveMN.org. Join us on November 15th and help to change the lives of the wrongfully convicted.

Your generosity on this day makes a difference far beyond the 24-hour giving event. Our goal is to raise $5,000, and you can help us reach it!

WHAT! THERE'S MORE??

Golden tickets of $1,000 every HOUR on November 15th! 
Super-Sized Golden Ticket of $10,000
$500 Golden Tickets during 15 days PRIOR to Give to the Max Day for those that schedule their donations in advance.

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Inside Making a Murderer Part 2: False Confessions
Nov
29
7:30 PM19:30

Inside Making a Murderer Part 2: False Confessions

NETFLIX’S MAKING A MURDERER QUICKLY BECAME A WORLDWIDE SENSATION WHEN STEVEN AVERY AND NEPHEW BRENDAN DASSEY WERE ACCUSED OF MURDER. JOIN DASSEY’S LAWYERS, LAURA NIRIDER AND STEVEN DRIZIN, AS THEY DISCUSS COERCED AND FALSE CONFESSIONS, INTERROGATION TACTICS, AND THE WRONGFUL CONVICTION OF BRENDAN DASSEY, WHOSE CASE AND POST-CONVICTION PROCESS HAS CAPTIVATED THE WORLD.

Tickets are $25* and are available through the Varsity Theater or Ticketmaster. *Portions of the proceeds will benefit the Innocence Project of Minnesota and the Center on Wrongful Convictions of Youth.

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2018 Benefit for Innocence
Nov
13
5:00 PM17:00

2018 Benefit for Innocence

We are proud to announce Cory Session as our 2018 Benefit for Innocence keynote speaker! Cory is the board Vice-President of the Innocence Project of Texas, and its former Policy Director is a champion for the wrongfully convicted. His service to the cause of justice began after his brother, Timothy Cole, was wrongfully convicted and served 13 years of a 25-year sentence before he died of complications from asthma while in prison. Session, along with the Innocence Project of Texas, never gave up in his efforts to clear Cole’s name. His story is one of bittersweet triumph, with his advocacy resulting in the first and only posthumous pardon in Texas and significant legislative changes to prevent and remedy future injustices. Mr. Session continues to speak around the country to spreading awareness of wrongful convictions to help free the incarcerated innocent.

In addition to Cory Sessions, we will also have the privilege of listening to the profound story of Terry Olson. Terry Olson was wrongfully convicted and imprisoned for a death that in all likelihood was an accident that did not involve Olson. Decades after the alleged crime, Olson was convicted as a result of the false and coerced confession and testimony of a man who later recanted his statements. IPMN Legal Director, Julie Jonas, volunteer attorney David Schultz from the Maslon firm, along with law student volunteers, secured Olson’s release from prison after he had served more than 10 years.

All Benefit proceeds support IPMN's efforts to free the wrongfully convicted.  

We hope you will join us! 

Visit our 2018 Benefit for Innocence website for more informtion on how to purchase ticket and/or sponsor the evening: https://501auctions.com/ipmnbenefit

Date: November 13, 2018
Time: 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Cocktail Reception: 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Dinner & Program: 6:30 p.m.
Live Auction: 7:30 p.m.
Keynote Speaker: 8:00 p.m.

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Wrongful Conviction Day 2018
Oct
2
6:30 PM18:30

Wrongful Conviction Day 2018

Please join us on Wrongful Conviction Day - Tuesday, October 2 from 6:30-8:00p.m. The evening will include: a case overview by Mark Saxenmeyer, a seminar on How criminal law is affected by changes in science by Julie Jonas, followed by the experience of being falsely imprisoned by Audrey Edmunds. 1.5 hours of CLE credit is available.

Audrey Edmunds was convicted in 1996 of murdering a seven-month-old child. She was convicted almost entirely by medical evidence indicating the child's brain injuries could only have been caused by shaken baby syndrome and that it had to have occurred while the child was in Ms. Edmunds's care. In January 2008, Ms. Edmunds was granted a new trial after the 4th District Court of Appeals agreed that new medical research had emerged in the decade since her trial had challenged the state's original evidence. On July 11, 2008, Ms. Edmunds's exoneration became complete when the state dismissed all charges. Ms. Edmunds had served 11 years in prison before her conviction was vacated and she was released. 

Audrey’s case is being featured in a new documentary series produced by The Reporters Inc., a 501(c)(3) journalistic production house based in Minneapolis. The project focuses on wrongful conviction cases in seven states and aims to inform viewers about the failures of law enforcement and the criminal justice system in each case. The director of the project, Mark Saxenmeyer, will be premiering the rough cut of Audrey’s episode at our event.

Agenda:

6:30:    Case overview by Mark Saxenmeyer

7:00:    How criminal law is affected by changes in science by Julie Jonas

7:30:    The experience of being falsely imprisoned by Audrey Edmunds

Click the link below for more details and to purchase a ticket!

https://hamline-university.ticketbud.com/wrongful-conviction-day-with-exoneree-audrey-edmunds

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Jul
12
4:00 PM16:00

Pints for a Purpose at Tin Whiskers

On Thursday, July 12th, we'll be at the Tin Whiskers taproom in Saint Paul, where IPMN will be featured as their Pints for a Purpose partner! From 4-10pm that night, $1 from every pint, bottle, and growler you buy will help IPMN represent people who were wrongfully convicted for crimes they did not commit.

Find more details at the event page:

Pints for a Purpose: Innocence Project of Minnesota

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2017 Benefit for Innocence
Nov
16
5:00 PM17:00

2017 Benefit for Innocence

We are proud to announce Reade Seligmann as the featured speaker at this year’s Benefit for Innocence.  Reade is one of the three falsely accused players exonerated in the Duke Lacrosse case in 2007. He has since worked alongside the Innocence Project to advocate for eyewitness identification and exoneree compensation reform. Reade is an active member of the Innocence Project’s Young Professionals Committee and is a litigation associate at Alston & Bird LLP in New York City.

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Nov
16
12:00 AM00:00

Give to the Max Day

Each year, generous supporters like you celebrate Give to the Max Day (GTMD) by making an online donation on GiveMN.org. Join us on November 16th and help to change the lives of the wrongfully convicted.

Your generosity on this day makes a difference far beyond the 24-hour giving event. Our goal is to raise $5,000, and you can help us reach it!

And here's even more exciting news! If we reach our goal of $5,000,the donations made on November 16th will be MATCHED by a generous donor!

Imagine what we could do with $10,000!

WHAT! THERE'S MORE??

Golden tickets of $1,000 every HOUR on November 16th! 
Super-Sized Golden Ticket of $10,000
$500 Golden Tickets during 15 days PRIOR to Give to the Max Day for those that schedule their donations in advance.

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Oct
2
11:30 AM11:30

Wrongful Conviction Day 2017

Please join us on Wrongful Conviction Day - Monday, October 2 from 1130a-1230p. The Innocence Project of Minnesota and Hamline University's Center for Justice and Law will host a forum on the “Monfils 6” case, highlighting the case and how to be a successful citizen advocate for the wrongfully convicted. The "Monfils 6" are six men convicted of first-degree murder in Green Bay. The case offers a deeply troubling example of how actually innocent individuals can be wrongly convicted of heinous crimes and the obstacles that the justice system poses to efforts to correct these miscarriages of justice. It also demonstrates how ordinary citizens, no less than members of the legal profession, can pursue justice for the wrongly convicted.

Presenters will include Steve Kaplan, attorney with Fredrikson & Byron, Joan Treppa, citizen advocate and author, and Julie Jonas, Legal Director of the Innocence Project of Minnesota. This panel discussion will be held at the Center for Justice and Law at Hamline University's West Hall Room 240 and will be moderated by Stephen Arnott, Associate Professor of Legal Studies at Hamline University. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. We hope to see you there.

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CLE:  Wrongful Conviction in the Political Context
Jul
13
3:30 PM15:30

CLE: Wrongful Conviction in the Political Context

Join the Innocence Project of Minnesota and the Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers at our Spring Continuing Legal Education Seminar at the Beautiful Commons Hotel on the University of Minnesota campus. This seminar outlining wrongful conviction in the political context, with special focus on the Ted Stevens' case. CLE faculty panel will include: Craig Singer of Williams & Connolly LLP (Defense Attorney for former Alaskan Senator Ted Stevens), Jon Hopeman and Marnie Fearon of Gray Plant Mooty.

2.0 CLE credits pending - Course number 240662

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Hennepin County Libarary - Series of Events on Families and Incarceration
Jun
28
7:00 PM19:00

Hennepin County Libarary - Series of Events on Families and Incarceration

Hennepin County Library is offering a series of free programs on families and incarceration. It is estimated that at least 10,000 children in Minnesota have a parent currently in prison or jail.  This series of programs is an effort to bring light to this issue.  

Fore more information, please view the event brochure, or go to www.hclib.org/events to learn more and register!

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