27 Years: From wrongful incarceration to exoneration

Norris Henderson spent 27 years behind bars at one of the country’s most violent prisons in the country, the notorious Louisiana State Prison at Angola, which sits on the site of a former slave plantation. Norris Henderson, exonerated after more than 27 years in prison, spoke with Stetson Law students Oct. 28. Photo by Karun Rivero. In 1977, Henderson was wrongly accused and convicted of… » Read more

Exoneree Derrick Williams addresses Stetson Law students on March 19

On March 19, the Innocence Initiative Reform and Education Division at Stetson hosted Derrick Williams, a man who was falsely convicted and sentenced to serve a life sentence in the state of Florida. He spent 18 years behind bars for crimes he did not commit. Derrick Williams talked with Stetson Law students about being wrongfully convicted and sentenced to life behind bars. Exonerated in 2011… » Read more

Conviction Integrity Unit founder talked at Stetson Law on Oct. 10 about ethical prosecutions

Dallas District Attorney Craig Watkins, founder of the Conviction Integrity Unit, talked with Stetson University College of Law students on Oct. 10 about the importance of just prosecution. Approximately 200 law students gathered to hear Watkins’ talk in the Great Hall on the Gulfport campus. Dallas D.A. Craig Watkins spoke to Stetson Law students on Oct. 10. “You in this room have a responsibility to… » Read more