Ron Keine has been an activist against the death penalty ever since he was 9 days away from being executed when the real murderer came forward and confessed. A biography can be found at Witness to Innocence. Ron is a sought after speaker against the death penalty. He has been on the Larry King Show, various radio talk shows and a 2007 PBS documentary highlights a speech he gave at Bluffton University.
With no death penalty in Michigan, Ron is excited about investing time with Proving Innocence and feels especially called to investigative work.
Ron lives in the Detroit area with his wife. You may email Ron by clicking here.
Greta Zalman is an attorney who has generously contributed her time and effort in establishing Proving Innocence as a non-profit corporation. She assisted the Board of Directors in obtaining 501(c)(3) status and continues to advise us on matters of compliance with legal requirements.
You may email Greta by clicking here.
Professor Zalman came to Wayne State University in 1980 as chair of the then new Criminal Justice Department. He previously taught at the Criminal Justice Department at Michigan State University and in the law faculty at Ahmadu Bello University in northern Nigeria. His work in constitutional criminal procedure focuses on the limits of state power and individual liberty. His textbook/case book, Criminal Procedure: Constitution and Society, 6th edition (Prentice Hall 2011) integrates legal, social scientific, and criminal justice policy approaches. He currently serves on the editorial boards of several scholarly journals: Criminal Law Bulletin, Criminal Justice Review, Journal of Crime & Justice and Justice System Journal. He is listed in Who's Who in American Law (14th edition, 2005-2006) and Who's Who in America (60th edition, 2006).
Dr. Zalman has directed nine master’s thesis on wrongful convictions subject matter, published in more than twenty-five academic journals, participated or led in at least twenty-four funded research/scholarly projects and presented papers and led seminars both nationally and internationally. His most recent book is Wrongful Conviction and Criminal Justice Reform: Making Justice. You may write Dr. Zalman here.