Barry Scheck, attorney and co-founder of The Innocence Project, speaks during the Bakersfield College program

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) – Barry Scheck, co-founder of the Innocence Project, will be attending virtual presentations at Bakersfield College on Thursday.

The presentation will be on Zoom at 10am and 6pm and will be streamed live on the Bakersfield Student Government Association’s Facebook page. Scheck, an attorney and DNA expert, is known for years of landmark litigation that has set the standard for the use of DNA evidence in courts across the country.

Scheck will discuss how scientific evidence can prove that a convicted person is factually innocent. The Innocence Project was launched in 1992, a national litigation and public order organization dedicated to reforming the criminal justice system to prevent injustice.

Scheck and the organization used DNA evidence to exonerate nearly 300 wrongfully detained people, many of whom were on death row or had been incarcerated for decades.

Scheck and his work with The Innocence Project formed the basis for the TV drama “The Divide”.

To register for the 10am presentation, click here. For the presentation at 6 p.m. click here.

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