Illinois Innocence Project http://wuis.org en Interview: Brian Banks, Former NFL Player & Exoneree http://wuis.org/post/interview-brian-banks-former-nfl-player-exoneree <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>To date, over 300 people have been let out of prison before their sentences are up because of a group called The Innocence Project.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Many of those people were exonerated because of advances in DNA evidence. In Springfield on Saturday, the Illinois Innocence Project hosts its 7th&nbsp;Defenders of the Innocent Awards Dinner.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Brian Banks will be one of the key speakers. Thu, 01 May 2014 17:19:00 +0000 Rachel Otwell 24010 at http://wuis.org Interview: Brian Banks, Former NFL Player & Exoneree Woman Once Convicted Of Causing Shaken Baby Syndrome Visits UIS http://wuis.org/post/woman-once-convicted-causing-shaken-baby-syndrome-visits-uis <p>Audrey Edmunds' case is one of the first of its kind taken on by the Innocence Project. Shaken Baby Syndrome affects infants who have been abused, though they often show no external injuries. Medical experts are becoming increasingly wary of the diagnosis - and some say thousands of cases have been misdiagnosed.</p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 17:49:34 +0000 Rachel Otwell 12868 at http://wuis.org Woman Once Convicted Of Causing Shaken Baby Syndrome Visits UIS