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Juan A. Rivera, Jr.
An April 3 panel discussion on wrongful convictions gave law students at Northern Illinois University a powerful lesson about the long, and sometimes twisting, road to justice. Delivering that lesson was Juan Rivera, who spent 19 years of his life behind bars for a crime he did not commit – the rape and murder of...
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The NIU College of Law’s Criminal Law Society will host an Innocence Panel at 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, in the Francis X. Riley Courtroom of Swen Parson Hall inside the NIU College of Law. Panelists will discuss the case of Juan Rivera, who spent nearly 20 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections wrongfully...