Thanks to students from the University of Missouri School of Law Innocence Clinic and work from attorneys at the Midwest Innocence Project, the 1995 convictions of Lamar Johnson have been overturned.
“Lamar Johnson’s exoneration shows how incredibly difficult it is to overturn a wrongful conviction and how there is a role for everyone in that process,” said Chelseá Mitchell, director of the MU Innocence Clinic. “Students in the MU Innocence Clinic are a lifeline for an incarcerated person, providing hope in dark times. And through their contact, clinic students learn the real life consequences of legal decisions, an experience they will carry with them into their future careers.”
Read more about Lamar’s case here: https://www.nytimes.com/2023/02/15/us/johnson-wrongful-conviction-release.html