California Innocence Project to March from San Diego to Sacramento

Rachel Tobin
Dec. 8, 2012

On April 27, 2013, the California Innocence Project and their supporters will march from San Diego to Sacramento to deliver something very important: clemency petitions for their clients that are innocent but remain incarcerated. The petition on started today and has already reached almost 9,000 signatures. They are hoping to get at least 120,000 signatures before the march in April. This is the amount they were able to get for Daniel Larson several months ago.

The 12 individuals they are marching for are called the California 12; 12 individuals that have been found innocent but yet remain in prison.

The walk will take almost two months, with planned stops along the way. The daily walks range between 7.5 miles and 23.6 miles. There are also Rally Days planned along the way. The public is invited to walk with CIP, specifically for 3 different days: April 27, 2013 from the San Diego Courthouse to Ocean Beach, May 7, 2013 from Manhattan Beach to Santa Monica, and Jun 14, 2013 from Berkeley to Walnut Creek. The petitions will be delivered to Governor Jerry Brown’s mansion on June 20, 2013.

.Innocence March scheduled for 2013
Innocence March scheduled for 2013.The California 12 are:

•Ed Contreras
•Alan Gimenez
•Suzanne Johnson
•Michael Hanline
•Daniel Larsen
•Kimberly Long
•Dolores Macias
•Rodney Patrick McNeal
•Guy Miles
•Quintin Morris
•Joann Parks
•William Richards
To show support for the CIP and for the California 12, please consider purchasing CIP products, donating $12 in 2012, and by signing the petition.

To learn more about how wrongful convictions happen, please see the review of False Justice.