Leslie Griffy-San Jose Mercury News San Jose, CA
March 26, 2008
The wrongfully convicted, their supporters and members of the legal community will gather at Santa Clara University this weekend for three days of seminars and presentations at an event sponsored by the Northern California Innocence Project.
The weekend event kicks off Thursday with an awards dinner. Among the honorees will Antoine Goff, who was falsely convicted of a murder in 2007; former California Attorney General John Van de Kamp; Innocence Project Advisory board member Frank Quattrone; and Dana Nachman and Don Hardy, who made a documentary film about John Stoll, who spent 20 years in prison for crimes he didn't commit.
Starting Friday, the project will host the Innocence Network Conference, where the wrongly convicted can learn about starting their lives again after years of imprisonment, those wishing to start an innocence project can get advise on how to begin and current innocence project leaders can share stories.