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Journals - Wrongly Convicted 
Wrongly Convicted  videoconference 
Wrongly Convicted  videoconference 

CITVC students, along with several other interested PV students, attended a very intriguing videoconference hosted by The Vanderbilt Virtual School about the failure of the criminal justice system. We met and spoke with Ndume Olatushani and Ann-Marie Moyes in a dialogue titled Wrongly Convicted: A Story of Hope From Death Row.

"Ndume Olatushani is a self-taught artist who discovered his passion for painting while on death row. Wrongly convicted of murder in Memphis in 1985, Ndume spent 20 years on death row, and another 8 years in prison.  His conviction was overturned in 2011 in the face of overwhelming proof that the prosecutors in his case had buried a mountain of evidence demonstrating Ndume’s innocence. On June 1, 2012, he walked out of the Memphis jail a free man. 

Alexa "Spending 27-years on Death Row for a crime you did not commit is an experience I cannot imagine. Ndume's story is one nobody should ever experience. I would love to learn more about criminal injustices and how our government and legal system is dealing with these tragic mistakes."  -Alexa  

While in solitary confinement on death row, Ndume picked up a pencil and began sketching portraits. His art is on exhibit in the halls of Vanderbilt University Black Cultural Center."

To read more about his story, see a video of Ndume and view his artwork, please click here.

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