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WGBH and NECIR Present a Conversation on Wrongful Imprisonment

WGBH

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EST)

WGBH and NECIR Present a Conversation on Wrongful Impri...

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WGBH/NECIR Wrongful Imprisonment Ticket 11/21/17 Ended $10.00 $1.54

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Join WGBH and the New England Center for Investigative Reporting (NECIR) for a discussion on wrongful imprisonment. What does society owe the wrongfully imprisoned? How many other innocent people are serving time?

 

Hear from Victor Rosario of Lowell who was convicted for an arson that killed eight people in 1982. Rosario’s advocates questioned the evidence and, after investigative reporters shed light on his case, prosecutors abandoned efforts last month to keep him in prison— but not until he spent three decades there.

 

Join WGBH and the New England Center for Investigative Reporting for a discussion with Rosario, the attorney who championed his case, and journalists who covered his and similar cases. This in-depth panel discussion features experts representing diverse viewpoints. Light reception to follow.

 

 

Victor Rosario

Innocent man who served 32 years in prison

 

Lisa Kavanaugh

Director of the Innocence Program at the Committee for Public Counsel Services

 

Dick Lehr

Journalism professor at Boston University

 

Jenifer McKim, moderator

Senior reporter at the New England Center for Investigative Reporting

 

Welcome by Kate Zachry

News director at WGBH News

 

WGBH and the nonprofit New England Center for Investigative Reporting (NECIR) at Boston University partner to investigate stories that expose injustice and hold the powerful accountable. Working from WGBH's newsroom, NECIR reporters produce stories for radio, television, print and online that garner awards and spur changes in the law, policy and behavior.

 

Photo credit: Sheldon Golder




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