Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Justice faculty and staff hear exoneree Ted Bradford at Alaska Innocence Project program

Dr. Allan Barnes, Justice Center Director; Prof. Deb Periman, J.D., Justice faculty; and Barbara Armstrong, Alaska Justice Forum editor attended the May 2013 Alaska Innocence Project program and fundraiser highlighting exoneree Ted Bradford.

L ro r: AKIP Executive Director
Bill Oberly and exoneree Ted Bradford
at the 2013 event.
Ted Bradford was wrongly convicted of the 1995 rape of a woman in Washington state; he served 9 years in prison. Through the efforts of the Innocence Project Northwest at the University of Washington School of Law, Mr. Bradford was exonerated in 2010. He shared the story of his experience at the Alaska Innocence Project program and fundraiser in May, and ended his remarks by playing his guitar for the group.

L to r: Dr. Allan Barnes and
Prof. Deb Periman of the Justice
Center at the AKIP event.
The Alaska Innocence Project (AKIP) is one of the Justice Center's community partners.  AKIP is overseen by a diverse, all volunteer Board of Directors made up of former police, former prosecutors, Alaska Native leaders, and other community members. Bill Oberly is the Executive Director and handles day-to-day operations. Volunteer attorneys, paralegals, and investigators assist with the work of the AKIP. Justice Center paralegal students have worked in internships with the Alaska Innocence Project.