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2nd Annual Hike for Justice

We hope you’ll join us for a day outdoors and give your mental and physical health a boost! 

This year’s hike will bring together exonerees, their family members and loved ones, and allies of Exonerated Nation. 510 Hikers founder, Nicholas Collins, will lead us along the trail to Cataract Falls in Marin County, CA for a day of outdoor fun and community.

First 50 registrations get a free T-shirt!

Come early for refreshments and learn more about EN’s mission for justice with Founding Director, Obie Anthony and the Executive Board.

We’ll also provide you with information in support of maintaining your mental and physical well-being, including a session from the African American Tobacco Control Leadership Council (AATCLC) on the harmful impacts of tobacco use and the industry’s predatory practices.

Saturday, April 27th at 9:00 AM
Rock Spring Trailhead, W Ridgecrest Blvd
Stinson Beach, CA 94970

(Free parking, all fitness levels are welcome, family-friendly.)

This event is free; however, donations are welcomed and will support us in continuing our important programs and services for exonerees.

Would you like to sponsor an exoneree’s participation in our hike?  Your generous donation of $500 would support travel, meals, and accommodation costs to attend this year’s hike.  Click here to sponsor an exoneree for this year’s hike.

Please post, distribute, and share widely with others who may be interested!

HUGE THANK YOU to the sponsors for this event!  We are grateful for the generous support of: 

African American Tobacco Control Leadership Council (AATCLC), the AATCLC is fighting the fight against the tobacco industry’s predatory practices.

510 Hikers, an organization dedicated to creating safe and welcoming spaces for people of color to feel a part of and invited to the outdoors.

Our 2023 Annual Retreat was a Success!

Exonerated Nation understands the trauma suffered with wrongful conviction and incarceration, including the harmful impact to family units and immeasurable damage to bonds with family members and loved ones.  In keeping with our intent to create healing pathways for exonerated individuals, this year’s annual retreat was dedicated to healing, rebuilding, and strengthening those family relationships that are so important to overall success and wellbeing after exoneration. 

Exonerees participated in a four-day gathering with their loved ones to embrace ancestral wisdom and nurture their connections with each other in the calm, scenic surroundings of Asilomar, located in Pacific Grove, CA.

Participants were guided by a phenomenal facilitation team:  Safi Jiroh (LeaderSpring Center), Gregory Hodge (Brotherhood of Elders Network), Ernest Mark (Coaching and Consulting), and exoneree Arturo Jimenez. They created a beautiful healing container for exonerees and their loved ones, sharing seeds of wisdom, inspiration, and transformational communication skills, to strengthen relationships and family bonds.

Facilitator Collage

A special thank you to Kaiser Permanente for their generosity in supporting Exonerated Nation’s efforts and helping to make this event possible.



Exonerated Nation’s Advocacy Day was held February 28, 2003.  Ten (10) exonerees, with their supporters and EN board members, met

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Exonerated Nation is a growing organization and we’re calling on you to help us meet the needs of exonerees. Here are three ways to support us: Make a tax-deductible donation to EN. Invite an exoneree to speak to your school or organization. Organize an event to educate your friends about wrongful convictions . Donate your gently used computers, cell phones, and clothing.