Exonerated Nation’s Advocacy Day was held February 28, 2003.  Ten (10) exonerees, with their supporters and EN board members, met with California legislators and shared their powerful testimonies to advocate for the immediate and long-term needs of California exonerees.  

On March 21, 2023, the Public Safety Committee of the California State Assembly unanimously passed Exonerated Nation’s sponsored bill AB 997. The legislation will create a special fund at the Victim’s Compensation Board to pay for an exonoree’s mental health services. The money is allocated whenever the State of California approves a wrongful conviction claim at the Victim’s Compensation Board.   This means that exonorees will be able to find their own mental health provider and have the services paid for out of this special fund. AB 997 will next be heard at the Assembly Appropriations Committee in mid-May.

EN Strategic Planning Weekend

Strategic planning weekend with Exonerated Nation’s Board of Directors in Napa California

With grant support from Kaiser, we’re planning our annual healing and leadership retreat for 25 exonerees, September 23 -25, 2022 at the Asilomar Retreat Center!

We are counting on additional sponsorship and support to ensure high quality programming to set up exoneree leaders for success! 

For more information and details on how you can support this event and other efforts to help exonerees rebuild the lives unjustly stolen, visit exoneratednation.org/donate/

Gayle Cummings, Ignacio Hernandez, Dave McLane (zoom), Obie Anthony, Jaime King, and Charleane Williams

Calling Exonerees

We are currently seeking exonerees to participate on our Advisory Board and lead as the affected body in the pursuit for justice.

Those most impacted should be at the forefront of the wrongful conviction movement informing policies and programs that ensure justice for exonerees and promote their wellness and healing.

Benefits to participating:

  • Leadership opportunities
  • Networking opportunities
  • Share information and stories
  • Connect and collaborate with peers
  • Spread awareness of wrongful conviction

Email or call for more information about the Advisory Board and if you’re interested in joining the team!