Most estimates put the number of wrongfully convicted people in the tens of thousands. Fewer than 3,000 have been exonerated in the last 30 years.
When Javon Davis was wrongfully convicted of attempted murder, his 15-year-old daughter took it the hardest of all his kids.
She used to ask him on the phone, “Why didn’t you tell who did it?”
“We had to have this talk, like, ‘I don’t know,’” Davis said. “‘Yeah I didn’t do it, but I don’t know who did it either.’”
His daughter responded, “Then how are you going to get out of jail?”
For Javon Davis, the answer was the Great North Innocence Project. Highly experienced and passionate lawyers took on his case, and managed to win an appeal and