Please join us for an event this Thursday, April 17, 2014 from 2:00 – 3:00 pm at Harvard Law School, Pound Hall, Room 200.
Fernando Bermudez spent 18 years wrongfully incarcerated for a crime he did not commit. On November 12, 2009 Justice John Cataldo of the New York State Supreme Court overturned his conviction and dismissed the charges, declaring Mr. Bermudez innocent. This case represents one of the rare instances in New York where a judge has ruled that a defendant was innocent without the presence of DNA evidence.
On Thursday, April 17, Mr. Bermudez will be sharing his experiences of 18 years of wrongful conviction, incarceration, and eventual exoneration with Professor Kaia Stern’s “From Plantations to Prisons” sociology class. This event is open to the public, visitors welcome.