Talking Technicalities in the Realm of Criminal Justice with Professor Daniel Medwed
Tuesday, February 7th
7:30 – 9:00pm via zoom
Zoom Link: https://bit.ly/CriminalJusticeMedwed
Contrary to popular opinion, prisoners seldom get their cases reversed on “technicalities.” In fact, technicalities – in the form of procedural barriers in the appellate and post-conviction process – are often what keep prisoners, even those with compelling claims, behind bars. Daniel Medwed will discuss this phenomenon, which is the focus of his new book, Barred: Why the Innocent Can’t Get Out of Prison (Basic Books/Hachette Book Group, 2022).
Professor Daniel Medwed is University Distinguished Professor of Law and Criminal Justice at Northeastern University. He is a leading Authority on criminal law focusing on the topic of wrongful convictions. Professor Medwed is a founding member of the board of directors of the Innocece Network, a consortium of innocence projects throughout the world, and a former president of the board of directors of the Rocky Mountain Innocence Center. He currently serves ont he board of the New England Innocence Project. He is also the legal analyst for GBH News.