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Article posted: 4/23/2013 7:02 PM

Women, wrongful convictions:

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"Opening Doors: Wrongful Convictions of Women" will be presented on Sunday, April 28 at 3:30 p.m. in the Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel on the middle campus of Lake Forest College, 555 N. Sheridan Road, Lake Forest. Organizers say women fighting wrongful convictions face special challenges. Natural or accidental deaths can be mistaken for murder, and indeed, according to the National Registry of Exonerations, one half of female exonerees were convicted of what turned out to be no crime at all. Attendees will learn about the newly formed Women's Project of the Center on Wrongful Convictions at Northwestern University. The workshop is sponsored by League of Women Voters, AAUW, Lake County Bar Foundation, Lake County Bar Association, and Lake Forest College Ethics Center.

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