Center for Ohio Innocence Project gets million-dollar grant
A center that sponsors the Ohio Innocence Project has received a one million-dollar endowment that will help its work to free wrongly-convicted inmates. The Center for Law and Justice at the University of Cincinnati will be renamed for Lois and Richard Rosenthal, who are giving the gift. The center opened in 2002 and is best known for its work on the Innocence Project, which has branches across the country. The Innocence Projects uses DNA evidence and other technology to exonerate inmates who were convicted of crimes they did not commit. More than 140 inmates across the country have been freed through the project's efforts. Lois Rosenthal says she and her husband became interested in the project because poor people accused of crimes often don't get adequate representation.