Imagine spending decades in prison for a crime you didn’t commit. The Midwest Innocence Project seeks to set free those who, through wrongful convictions, end up as victims of our criminal justice system.

On April 28, the Jewish Federation of St. Louis’ Professional Society and the Jewish Community Relations Council will present a rare opportunity to learn about the Innocence Project and hear compelling stories from exonerees about their fight for freedom.

The discussion will be introduced by St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Wesley Bell and moderated by Mizzou Law Professor Rodney J. Uphoff and UMKC Law Professor Lindsay Runnels. The program begins at 1 p.m. and will be followed by a dessert reception, sponsored by Rachel and David Eidelman, with an opportunity to connect with the presenters.

The event, which qualifies for 1.2 hours MCLE credit, will take place at the Kaplan Feldman Complex, 12 Millstone Campus Drive, and is open to the community. Space is limited.

RSVP by April 23 at Contact Katie Sheldon at or 314-442-3751 with any questions.