Representative to the innocent speaking at NAU

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An advocate who represents wrongfully convicted inmates will discuss his efforts to prove their innocence at an upcoming lecture at Northern Arizona University.

Mark Godsey, law professor at the University of Cincinnati College of Law and director for the Ohio Innocence Project, will present “DNA and the Innocence Revolution: A Prosecutor’s Awakening to the Problem of Wrongful Conviction,” at a free public lecture at 7 p.m. Monday, March 22, at The W.A. Franke College of Business auditorium, room 101.

Godsey represents convicted Ohio inmates for whom new evidence, such as DNA evidence, proves their innocence. His efforts have helped exonerate inmates wrongly convicted of such crimes as murder, rape and aggravated vehicular homicide.

In 2008, Godsey was elected to the board of directors of the Innocence Network, the organization representing Innocence Projects in the United States, Canada, the UK, Australia and New Zealand.

Recognized as a leading authority on wrongful convictions, Godfrey has appeared nationally on Larry King LiveDateline NBCCNN, Forensic Files, Court TV, the Oxygen Network, NPR and A&E’s American Justice, among others.