Exonerees

Justice at last for Richard Beranek

Last Friday brought some much-needed and long-overdue news to Richard Beranek, whose case I worked on: All charges that led to his wrongful conviction would finally be dropped

Richard served 23 years in a Wisconsin prison for a rape that he did not commit. His conviction was based largely on faulty eyewitness testimony and the debunked technique of microscopic hair analysis. DNA test results from hair and semen recovered from the crime scene did not match Richard’s, thus supporting what Richard has maintained for over two decades: he is an innocent man.  


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The Northern California Innocence Project (NCIP), one of the preeminent organizations fighting wrongful conviction, was kind enough to invite me to its annual Justice for All Gala last week. I was honored to receive the Cookie Ridolfi Freedom Award for my legal work and activism.