Innocence Project co-founder Barry Scheck visits with Wake Forest Law students

The network of legal organizations that works to prove the innocence of people who have been wrongfully convicted of serious crimes is holding a big annual conference in North Carolina. 

The Innocence Network’s conference opens today in Charlotte, and some of the expected 500 people attending are dozens of people who were convicted of crimes they didn’t commit and were later released.

The Innocence Project has found new or untested evidence that led to the exoneration of more than 300 wrongly convicted people nationwide.

Wake Forest University law students heard from Innocence Project co-founder Barry Scheck on Wednesday evening. Scheck and attorney Peter Neufeld started the group in 1992 and were part of the O.J. Simpson defense dream team a few years later.