2019 Innocence Network Conference


Michigan Innocence Clinic Exonerees Justly Johnson and Kendrick Scott with their supporters Imran Sayed and Scott Lewis

The Innocence Network Conference is a national event that brings together members of the innocence movement and others for two days of plenary and breakout sessions. The theme of the 2019 conference, held in Atlanta, GA on April 12-13, was “The Presumption of Innocence” and the conference was attended by over 900 people including 250 exonerated men and women, their

Michigan Women Exonerees Hattie Mae Tanner and Lorinda Swain

families, Innocence Network organizations and advocates from across the globe. Michigan exonerees and advocates were well represented at the 2019 conference. Exonerees included Kevin Lackey (2019), Mubarez Ahmed (2018), Justly Johnson (2018), Kendrick Scott (2018), Richard Phillips (2018), Aaron Salter (2018), Darrell Siggers (2018), Hattie Mae Tanner (2018), Ledura Watkins (2017), Bernard Young (2017), Ray McCann (2017), Lorinda Swain (2016), Larry Souter (2005), and Ron Keine (1975, New Mexico). Linda Stermer, a Van Buren County woman wrongfully convicted of the arson death of her husband and seeking to overturn her