Report includes the annual report of the activities of the North Carolina Innocence Inquiry Commission.
|LC Classifications||KFN7987 .N67 2011|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||iii, 11, xiv, 3 leaves :|
|Number of Pages||11|
|LC Control Number||2011451074|
Actual Innocence and Innocence Inquiry Commissions. In , through the leadership of Chief Justice I. Beverly Lake, Jr. and the work of the Center’s Executive Director, Christine Mumma, North Carolina became the first state in the country to form an Actual Innocence Commission. From WRAL. Raleigh, N.C. — A three-judge panel will convene Friday in Columbus County to hear the case of a man who says he was wrongly convicted of a double murder 38 years ago and that evidence proves it. The North Carolina Innocence Inquiry Commission last month unanimously voted to send the case of Joseph Sledge for judicial review, finding that sufficient evidence exists to show Sledge. These were spearheaded by his relentless champion, Christine Mumma, a cofounder of North Carolina's Innocence Inquiry Commission. That commission -- unprecedented at its inception in -- remains a model organization unlike any other in the country, and one now responsible for a growing number of exonerations/5(27). The book starts off telling two stories: The conviction of Willie James Grimes in for a rape in Hickory, NC; and the formation of North Carolina’s Innocence Inquiry Commission (NCIIC) which is the first and ONLY commission of its kind in the entire United States.
As a result of recommendations of the Justice Study, in the North Carolina legislature passed a bill to establish a state independent Innocence Inquiry Commission, signed into law by Governor Mike Easley. It was the first U.S. state to do so. The eight-member North Carolina Innocence Inquiry Commission considers claims of innocence from convicts or anyone else with pertinent information. It has reviewed hundreds of . And the outcome of those discussions became this one-of-a-kind state agency called the Innocence Inquiry Commission, a neutral fact-finding agency in North Carolina designed to . This book is the dual story of the creation of North Carolina's Innocence Inquiry Commission, the first state agency of its kind, and that of Willie Grimes, one of /5.
By twinning Grimes' story with the establishment of North Carolina's Innocence Inquiry Commission, which was responsible for overturning the conviction, Rachlin enlarges the book's scope, making it not merely a chronicle of a serious miscarriage of justice, but a broader indictment of a flawed system, and the prison industrial complex, that. There are convicts in North Carolina on death row. After the high-profile exonerations of death row inmate Alan Gell and "lifer" Darryl Hunt in the state, a judicial review committee found a. These were spearheaded by his relentless champion, Christine Mumma, a cofounder of North Carolina's Innocence Inquiry Commission. That commission-unprecedented at its inception in remains a model organization unlike any other in the country, and one now responsible for a . The North Carolina Innocence Inquiry Commission, a state agency devoted to investigating wrongful convictions, voted unanimously last December to refer Sledge’s case to a special tribunal for.