The Joseph Loundy Human Rights Project presents "Wrongful Convictions," a speaker series where distinguished scholars and wrongfully convicted individuals come together to speak about miscarriages of justice, wrongful convictions, and where the system fails. This week we bring together Rob Warden and Randy Steidl.
Rob Warden is the director of the Center on Wrongful Convictions, Northwestern University, and award-winning legal affairs journalist. As editor and publisher of Chicago Lawyer in the 1980s, Mr. Warden exposed more than a score of wrongful convictions in Illinois, including cases in which six innocent men had been sentenced to death.
Randy Steidl was released from the Illinois Correctional Center at Danville, May 28, 2004. He is the 18th person to be exonerated and released after having been sentenced to death in Illinois in 1977.