International Wrongful Conviction Day is a day to raise awareness of the causes and remedies of wrongful conviction and to recognize the tremendous personal, social, and emotional costs of wrongful conviction for innocent people and their families.
The Midwest Innocence Project works to free those who have been wrongfully incarcerated in Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa and Arkansas. In that 5-state area, it’s estimated that between 2,000 and 7,000 of those in prison are actually innocent – adding up to decades of lost time, and emotional damage that cannot be quantified.
To honor International Wrongful Conviction Day 2020, the MIP has launched the #MIP20for20 campaign, inviting those who believe in justice to donate just $20 towards bringing home the wrongfully incarcerated, and asking their friends and family to also donate $20.
Just $20 can help pay for crucial DNA evidence, documents, and more, as the MIP works to ensure innocence is enough for freedom in Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa and Arkansas. You can donate directly here, and you can also visit the Wrongful Convictions Day website to find more information and ways to get involved (https://wrongfulconvictionday.org/).