Join this virtual presentation by Mai Naito Mills, professor of criminology at the University of West Georgia.


  • Wednesday, April 6, 2022


  • 7:00 p.m. EST

Zoom ID:

  • 967 7120 5212
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Out of almost 3,000 exonerations since 1989, the National Registry of Exonerations has found over 400 exonerations due to drug possession or sale.  

What happened in those 400 cases where individuals lost hundreds of years? Where did the errors occur?

This presentation will include:

  • an overview of wrongful convictions and exonerations
  • research on drug arrests and convictions
  • what we know so far from the NRE
  • a discussion on changes to be made.

Sponsored by IUP's Office of Student Wellness and Engagement and Social Equity and Title IX Office.