Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Bloodsworth to join panel talk about project

Kirk Noble Bloodsworth, the first person exonerated from death row through post-conviction DNA testing, will be among a panel of people who will discuss the importance of the UIS Downstate Illinois Innocence Project Tuesday, Nov. 30, at Brookens Auditorium at the University of Illinois Springfield.

The panel will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Other speakers include: Randy Steidl, who was exonerated after 12 years on Illinois Death Row; Jerry Hobbs, the most recent Illinois person to be exonerated; and Keith Grant of the of the Lake County public defender’s office and several other people associated with the Hobbs exoneration.

The event is free and open to the public.

The appearance was featured in a November 23, 2010, article in The State Journal-Register.

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