The Ohio Innocence Project-ungraduate (OIP-u) is the undergraduate branch of the Ohio Innocence Project. It currently extends to 7 undergraduate institutions including Ohio State, Xavier, University of Cincinnati and a few others. The goal is to raise awareness about the Innocence Project and the prevalence of wrongful convictions. OIP-u works closely with the Innocence Project to raise money for the non-profit organization. Their goal is gain a better understanding of how the legal system works and the impact it has on those who are sentenced to prison for a crime they did not commit. Ohio has currently exonerated 25 people and are working on new cases every day. OIP-u is here to spread the word and make sure that justice is served.
On February 22nd Ohio exoneree Dean Gillispie is coming to speak at Miami. It will be at 6:30 in Kreger 319. Dean was wrongfully convicted of rape, kidnapping and aggravated robbery. He served 20 years in prison and was finally exonerated in 2011. His story, like so many others, needs to be heard in order to understand the weight of what it is we are fighting against. OIP-u would like to invite you to come here his story and if you are moved what he says, to come join their cause.