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Exoneree Update: Julie Baumer

baumerJulie Baumer is a Michigan exoneree who was exonerated in 2010 after a wrongful conviction of child abuse. At the time of her release, she faced all the challenges of starting life completely over. She didn’t have a home, a job, or a vehicle – nothing. In addition, her mother passed away unexpectedly a year earlier and Julie took on the responsibility of helping her ailing father. Michigan is a state that offers no compensation to exonerees, but Julie is a motivated and dedicated individual. Upon her release, she immediately started working on repairing the damages the criminal justice system caused her. She worked odd jobs for two years to save money and in 2012, she found a position at a local parish. She now owns a home and a vehicle.

Recently, Julie has found a desire to help reform the criminal justice system and she wants to complete her undergraduate studies in criminal justice. She begins her senior year in January 2017, but unfortunately she has lost her income and is seeking financial help.

Julie has set up her own GoFundMe account to receive help.

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In 2012 Ken Wyniemko was a special guest of Richard Bernstein, who served as co-host with the late Angelo Henderson on 1200 AM Detroit Radio. This segment of the show was dedicated to understanding wrongful convictions and what can be done to free the wrongfully convicted and prevent others from this fate.

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For Those Desiring PI to look at Your Case


At this point in our development, PI is only taking on cases in cooperation with other innocence projects. If you have been wrongfully convicted and your case involves DNA evidence, we recommend you contact the Cooley Innocence Project at Western Michigan Cooley Law School. If your case does not involve DNA, please contact the Michigan Innocence Clinic at the University of Michigan Law School. A third member of the Innocence Network is SADO, the State Appelate Defense Organization. For cases outside of Michigan, here is a list of innocence projects by state.