Darryl Hunt

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Innocence and Justice Clinic, Criminal Justice Program co-sponsor ‘Re-Thinking Drug Policy’ symposium on Monday, Oct. 2

The Innocence and Justice Clinic and the Criminal Justice Program are co-sponsoring a symposium, “Re-Thinking Drug Policy: Seeking Solutions Based on Law, Science and Public Health,” with the Wake Forest University School of Medicine’s Center for Community Engagement and the Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy from 1 to 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, in the Bowman Gray Center for Medical Education in downtown Winston-Salem.  The event, which is scheduled to be live webcast, is free and open to the public. It will be held in conjunction with “International Wrongful Conviction Day.”

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Professor Mark Rabil speaks about his work and friendship with Darryl Hunt

Professor Mark Rabil was quoted in the following article, “Darryl Hunt’s Righteous Friends,” originally published in the Raleigh News & Observer on March 24, 2016. He was also quoted in the Black Christian News Network about his relationship with Hunt and his work to exonerate him.

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A Remembrance of Darryl Hunt to be held on March 28

Darryl Hunt, Innocence and Justice Clinic advisor and longtime friend of Wake Forest Law, passed away on March 13. A gathering to remember Hunt will be held on Monday, March 28 at 12 p.m. in Worrell 1312. A reception will follow in the Law Commons.

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Professor Mark Rabil tells Winston-Salem Journal Darryl Hunt inspired him, many others

Professor Mark Rabil was quoted in the following article, “Hunt vigil displays his role in community unity,” published originally in the Winston-Salem Journal on March 14, 2016.

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Celebration of Darryl Hunt’s life set for Saturday, March 19, at Emmanuel Baptist Church

A funeral for Darryl Hunt, a Winston-Salem man wrongfully convicted of murder in a highly publicized case, will be held Saturday at Emmanuel Baptist Church. Hunt, who was 51, worked closely with the Wake Forest Law Innocence and Justice Clinic. Professor Mark Rabil, director of the  clinic, was an assistant capital defender in Forsyth County whose zealous advocacy led to the release and exoneration of Hunt after 19 years of incarceration.

“Twenty years of wrongful of incarceration and 12 years of being a voice for the voiceless is what killed Darryl Hunt,” Rabil said. “He embodied all that trauma  and took it on himself.” Continue reading »

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Vigil held for Darryl Hunt on Sunday, March 13, at Emmanuel Baptist Church

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A vigil was held for exoneree Darryl Hunt, who worked closely with the Wake Forest Law Innocence and Justice Clinic, at 8 p.m. Sunday, March 13, at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 1075 Shalimar Drive, in Winston-Salem.

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The Atlantic cites Darryl Hunt case as genesis of North Carolina’s Innocence Commission

The 2003 exoneration of Darryl Hunt in the Hunt case is cited as the genesis of the North Carolina Innocence Inquiry Commission in the article “Guilty, Then Proven Innocent,” published by The Atlantic on Monday, Feb. 9, 2015. Hunt was represented by Wake Forest School of Law Director of Innocence and Justice Clinic Mark Rabil in the lengthy case. The North Carolina Innocence Inquiry Commission was founded by the North Carolina General Assembly in 2007 and was the first of its kind in the nation. Since its nascence, the Commission has reviewed hundreds of innocence claims and conducted multiple hearings.  Continue reading »

Criminal Justice Program and I&J Clinic to host film screening, panel discussion of ‘Evolution of a Criminal’ on Wednesday, Nov. 19

In conjunction with the Riverrun Film Festival, the Criminal Justice Program and the Innocence and Justice Clinic will host a screening of the film “Evolution of a Criminal,” by Darius Clark Monroe, at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 19, in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1302. A panel discussion led by Professors Kami Simmons and Mark Rabil as well as exoneree Darryl Hunt will follow.

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Innocence & Justice Clinic’s Darryl Hunt reflects on serving 19 years in prison for crime he didn’t commit

Darryl Hunt has been a free man for a little more than 10 years now, but he remains guarded. These days, Hunt works with the Innocence and Justice Clinic at Wake Forest University School of Law. Through the clinic, he goes to Experiment for Self-Reliance to help people get their criminal records expunged, does public speaking and talks to law students about his case. Continue reading »

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Innocence and Justice Clinic Director Mark Rabil and Darryl Hunt to speak at Arizona Public Defenders Association annual conference on June 26

The Arizona Public Defenders Association (APDA) has invited Wake Forest Law  Innocence and Justice Clinic Director Mark Rabil and exoneree Darryl Hunt to speak at its annual conference in Phoenix, Ariz., on Thursday, June 26. Rabil is an assistant capital defender in Forsyth County whose zealous advocacy led to the release and exoneration of Hunt after 19 years of incarceration. Continue reading »