Imagine the nightmare of being imprisoned for many years for a crime you didn’t commit. For thousands of prisoners, this nightmare is their reality. It is estimated that up to 5% of prisoners are innocent, which includes many inmates on death row. How is this even possible within a trial system that seems like the epitome of fairness and caution? And why does it routinely require outside advocates and many years to correct these errors? This study group will examine what contributes to wrongful convictions including junk science, flawed or unreliable evidence, and malfeasance by police, judges, prosecutors, witnesses, or others critical to the process of justice. We will also examine the challenges of finding and correcting these errors. In the end, we’ll consider how we can aid in reducing wrongful convictions and reducing the obstacles to correcting them. We plan to hear directly from exonerated prisoners and also from those who are leading efforts to identify and win rightful exonerations. Join us to put our justice system under the microscope and discover how we could correct a system that inflicts terrible losses, even loss of life itself, on innocent citizens.