California Western prof walks for innocence

California Western School of Law Professor Justin P. Brooks and many other participants have completed their 700-mile Innocence March from San Diego to the governor’s office in Sacramento.

The California Innocence Project is a clinical program that reviews thousands of claims of innocence from inmates in the state every year.  The march is a protest designed to bring attention to people who have been wrongfully convicted of crimes, particularly “The California 12.”  At the end of the march, Brooks pleaded the cases of 12 victims that he believes are innocent. The final mile of the walk leads to Governor Jerry Brown’s office.

“I am thrilled to finally finish this 55-day, 700-mile walk and get to plead my clients’ cases to the Governor,” Brooks said in a press release. “’The California 12’ are all innocent. They have served many years in prison for crimes they did not commit, and should be sent home to their families.”