U of I Springfield to hold free wrongful conviction course

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SPRINGFIELD - University of Illinois Springfield officials have announced plans to offer a free online course to anyone who wants to learn more about the issues surrounding wrongful convictions.

Registration for the six-week course is open to the public, and classes are expected to begin in February.  Those who wish to take this course do not need to be students at the university.

The course will be taught by Assistant Professor Gwen Jordan, an Illinois Innocence Project staff attorney.  Classes will focus on the difficulties in freeing an innocent person after being convicted of a crime, as well as the scope and causes of wrongful convictions.  Strategies that could help prevent wrongful convictions in the future will also be discussed.

If you wish to participate in this course, visit https://uis.coursesites.com.

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