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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Godsey on Prosecutors and Innocence

Mark Godsey (University of Cincinnati College of Law)

Mark Godsey (University of Cincinnati College of Law) has posted False Justice and the 'True' Prosecutor: A Memoir, Tribute, and Commentary (Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law, Forthcoming) on SSRN.  Here is the abstract: 

This article is a review of False Justice: Eight Myths that Convict the Innocent by Jim and Nancy Petro. But this article is also a memoir, in that I tell the story, from my own perspective as Director of the Ohio Innocence Project, of how I have watched Jim Petro go from prosecutor and elected Attorney General of Ohio to a leading champion of the wrongfully convicted across the nation. The article is also a commentary in that, along the way, I address what makes Jim Petro so different from many prosecutors in this country. In this respect, I discuss problems in our criminal justice system that unfortunately lead some prosecutors, in far too many instances, to contest post-conviction claims of innocence in ways that I believe are contrary to our profession’s ethical standards. With this article, I hold out Jim Petro as a national model - an example that all other prosecutors should strive to emulate.

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Professor Godsey, we are seeking your permission to publish your article - "False Justice and the 'True' Prosecutor: A Memoir, Tribute, and Commentary" in the PNG BLOGABOUTIT Forum.

Please forward a copy of it and a link back to the original publication to us if you agree to sharing it with others. Thank you for your consideration.

*Please consider nominating Mr. Petro for the PNG Public Hero Award when sending the above request. He truly needs to be recognized for actually doing the right thing vs. saying he does it. Thank you.

Posted by: The Team | Feb 10, 2012 7:12:39 PM

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