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MEDIA ADVISORY: TCP's Durocher on Criminal Justice Panel
at CPAC 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Christopher Durocher, senior criminal justice policy counsel for The Constitution Project, will join a panel entitled "Accuracy & Innocence in the Criminal Justice System" at CPAC 2013. The panel discussion will be held Friday, March 15, at 3:00 P.M. in Chesapeake D - F at the Gaylord National Resort.


Other panelists include the Honorable Pat Nolan, vice president of Prison Fellowship Ministries and the Honorable James Petro, former Republican attorney general of Ohio and author of the award-winning book, False Justice. David Keene, former long-time chair of the American Conservative Union and a member of TCP's board of directors, will moderate the panel. CPAC is an annual political conference attended by conservative activists and elected officials from across the United States.


Many of the topics to be discussed by the panel were addressed in the 2005 report Mandatory Justice: the Death Penalty Revisited developed by TCP's Death Penalty Committee. The committee, which looks for ways to correct the inaccuracies and injustices that plague our current capital punishment system, includes both death penalty opponents and death penalty supporters, conservatives and liberals alike. It plans to release a completely revised and expanded report on the death penalty later this year, and will make it available to national and state policymakers who are reviewing their death penalty systems.

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About The Constitution Project

Created out of the belief that we must cast aside the labels that divide us in order to keep our democracy strong, The Constitution Project (TCP) brings together policy experts and legal practitioners from across the political spectrum to foster consensus-based solutions to the most difficult constitutional challenges of our time.  TCP seeks to reform the nation's broken criminal justice system and to strengthen the rule of law through scholarship, advocacy, policy reform and public education initiatives. Established in 1997, TCP is based in Washington, D.C.