Anderson to Discuss Wrongful Convictions on RadioWest, Feb. 4

Jensie Anderson, a clinical professor of law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, will appear on KUER 90.1’s RadioWest on Friday, February 4 at 11 a.m. Anderson will appear as a legal consultant to discuss the causes of wrongful convictions and what can be done not only to remedy those causes, but also to allow individuals with claims of innocence a fair opportunity to access the justice system to prove their wrongful convictions.

Anderson will appear on RadioWest with Gregory Bright, who was wrongfully convicted of second degree murder and spent 27 years in a Louisiana prison before he was able to prove his innocence. Bright will appear at the University of Utah next week as part of the College of Social Work’s Social Justice Series: Allies for Equity. Anderson will also be sitting on a panel after Bright’s presentation on Thursday, February 10.

“Educating the legal community, the University community and the community at large about the fissures in our criminal justice system, fissures that lead to the conviction of the innocence, is a vital part of the work that I do with the Rocky Mountain Innocence Center and the Innocence Clinic at the SJ Quinney College of Law,” Anderson said.

RadioWest is broadcast live Monday through Friday at 11:00 a.m. on KUER 90.1 FM and rebroadcast at 7:00 p.m. The programs are also archived on-line for future listening.