To Whom It May Concern:
After eleven years of award-winning journalism, the Innocence Institute of Point Park University has closed its doors.
We have arrived at this heartbreaking outcome despite huge successes over the years in which it has not only enabled young men and women as investigative reporters in the criminal justice field, but changed the lives of many people whose convictions were overturned through its journalistic efforts.
While this program has been successful in teaching and journalistic social justice, the fact that it has failed to garner financial support and sufficient number of student journalists to research cases of claimed wrongful conviction has lead to the the only reasonable outcome – cessation of operations.
In the future, I hope to use my skills as an investigative reporter on criminal justice issues to continue to make an impact in the classroom and the world through my own writing as a professor at Point Park University.
You may visit the Innocence Network site to find a project that may be able to assist you.
You may also submit an outline of your case to the Pennsylvania Innocence Project, attn: Marissa Bluestine, 1719 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122.