Jun 3, 2016 | Harrison College
On June 2nd, Harison College hosted a forum to discuss the wrongful conviction case of Roosevelt Glenn at the Harrison downtown Indianapolis campus, 550 East Washington Street.
Glenn spent 17 years in the Indiana State Penitentiary after he was wrongfully convicted of sexually assaulting a Lake County woman. During his incarceration, Glenn worked tirelessy to overturn his conviction. He served his entire sentence and was released on parole in 2009, but continued to work to get his conviction overturned. Last month it paid off when new DNA evidence results showed he wasn't involved in the crime.
Joining Glenn on the panel were Frances Watson, founder of the Wrongful Conviction Clinic; Renitta Stout, director of the Ark Shelter for Homeless Women and Children in Gary, Ind and Glenn’s sister; and Polly Beeson, director of the Marion County Arrestee Processing Center.
WRTV 6 in Indianapolis covered the story.