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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Exoneration Initiative is committed to freeing the wrongfully convicted. Focused on The Exoneration Initiative's mission statement, the Board of Directors oversees the basic functioning of the organization and helps it to achieve its near and long-term goals.

The Directors are:

Bob Balaban

Alan Dershowitz

Glenn Garber

William Hellerstein

Susan Sarandon, Honorary Board Member

Sarah Schindler-Williams

Gerald Shargel

Paul Shechtman

NEWS & ISSUES

Richard Rosario's Case in the Spotlight: Bronx man jailed for 18 years despite 13 alibi witnesses
25 November 2014

Richard is now serving the 18th year of a 25-to-life sentence for a 1996 Bronx murder which occurred when he was 1,000 miles away in Florida - an alibi confirmed by 13 witnesses. Among them: a sheriff's deputy, a pastor, and a federal corrections officer. EXI filed a motion to exonerate Richard on March 28, 2014, based on the alibi and other exculpatory evidence which was never brought out at Richard's 1998 trial. Litigation on the case is ongoing. In the meantime, Dateline NBC's Dan Slepian has been investigating the case... that Dateline episode won't air until Spring, but NBC News gave us a snapshot of what is to come when it featured Richard's case last week.

Watch the NBC News piece and read the full story


Freddie Cox's Case In the Spotlight: A Claim of Innocence is No Longer a Roadblock to Parole
20 November 2014

After nearly 30 years in prison for a Brooklyn murder he did not commit, EXI client Freddie Cox has been released on parole. EXI advocated for him before the parole board, asking them not to hold his claim of innocence against him. Now, Freddie is free and can join EXI on the outside as we fight for his exoneration.

Check out the NYTimes article and compelling video of Freddie's interview