- Written by Ashley Werry
Julie Baumer is a Michigan exoneree who was exonerated in 2010 after a wrongful conviction of child abuse. At the time of her release, she faced all the challenges of starting life completely over. She didn’t have a home, a job, or a vehicle – nothing. In addition, her mother passed away unexpectedly a year earlier and Julie took on the responsibility of helping her ailing father. Michigan is a state that offers no compensation to exonerees, but Julie is a motivated and dedicated individual. Upon her release, she immediately started working on repairing the damages the criminal justice system caused her. She worked odd jobs for two years to save money and in 2012, she found a position at a local parish. She now owns a home and a vehicle.
Recently, Julie has found a desire to help reform the criminal justice system and she wants to complete her undergraduate studies in criminal justice. She begins her senior year in January 2017, but unfortunately she has lost her income and is seeking financial help.
Julie has set up her own GoFundMe account to receive help.blog comments powered by Disqus
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