INTRODUCTION TO INNOCENCE : 2022
The innocent convicts has one main goal. To never be SILENCED on Justice.
Osagie N. Okoruwa
A filmmaker with a passion for investigative reporting, social justice, public service and human rights. Osagie uses his experience to report the hard, under-explored, and vital stories of our time.
Osagie has spent the last eight years documenting several incidents of wrongful convictions. By utilizing the stories from the victims and their families, Osagie has produced a documentary film series titled: The Innocent Convicts. As the Founder of The innocent Convicts organization, Osagie oversees investigations into the judicial system and raises concerns to the public about prosecuting tactics used by law enforcement officials that often lead to wrongful convictions.
Osagie currently heads a nationwide campaign to abolish wrongful arrest and imprisonment, through film presentations and public legal education.
Exoneree, President at The Innocent Convicts, Strategist and Author of "What's Beautiful Never Dies."
On June 11, 2019, Darrell Jones regained Freedom after having served 32 years in prison out of a Natural Life sentence.
A Youth Re-entry Consultant, and lifelong activist for justice and freedom for those wrongly incarcerated, Darrell continues to speak out about his unjust sentencing and exoneration after serving over three decades in prison over a false conviction.
Meet Tara Schmidt
Tara is a JD Law Student at Texas Tech School of Law, set to graduate May 2022. Once graduated, she would like to return to the Dallas/Fort Worth area. She is interested in criminal justice reform in the court room and in politics. At The Innocent Convicts, Tara helps with careful reexamination of trial documents in order to improve a case outcome.