California sentenced Obie Anthony to life for a murder he did not commit when he was 19 years old and he served 17 years in prison. Upon exoneration in 2011, Obie struggled with housing, employment and PTSD. These tragic experiences led him to dedicate himself to the wrongful conviction movement. Obie was instrumental in the passage of California Assembly Bill No. 672 (“Obie’s Law”), which requires the State to support exonerees with housing assistance, job training, and mental health services. In 2016, Obie founded Exonerated Nation, which is committed to transforming the experiences of exonerees by supporting their immediate needs.
Thursday, September 12
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM