If TIM is innocent, Why is he in prison?

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“You have to be a Viking, you have to be a soldier to survive in this. If you’re not a Viking, man this will break you in half.”

Tim Conerly, Inmate in Orleans Parish jail

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“You have to be a Viking, you have to be a soldier to survive in this. If you’re not a Viking, man this will break you in half.”

Tim Conerly, Inmate in Orleans Parish jail

About the Film

About the Film

“Guilty Until Proven Guilty” explores Louisiana’s criminal justice system through the story of Tim Conerly, a young African-American man who was arrested and imprisoned for a crime he says he did not commit.

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“It’s a moving, powerful film that pays close attention to a part of America that society has chosen to neglect.”

We sat down with Tim Conerly’s public defender, Will Snowden, IPNO’s Emily Maw, and City Council President Jason Williams to find out the changes they would like to see in the criminal justice system.

On November 6th, 2018, the people of Louisiana voted to end the non-unanimous jury law, that had been in place since the Jim Crow era.  Unanimous jury verdicts will now be required in all felony cases.

For more information, read here.