Club Spotlight: Innocence Project Club

Read below for some details about the Innocence Project Club, whose 37 members meet to help the wrongfully convicted.

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photo by Grace Uhrain

A graphic introduces the Innocence Project Club spotlight and what the club strives to achieve.

by Grace Uhrain, Reporter

Imagine being put behind bars for a crime you didn’t commit. This is the reality for 1% of prisoners in the US, according to the Innocence Project. The Innocence Project Club helps to prevent this reality with fundraisers and by raising awareness.

“The Colorado Innocence Project works to help people who are in prison that are innocent and raise awareness,” Annabelle Girard ‘23 said. 

The club started in August when Girard and Hannah Bish ‘23 wanted to start a new and interesting activity for RCHS students. They chose the Colorado Innocence Project because it was more local than the national branch. The Innocence Project Club fundraises for the Colorado Innocence Project.

“Right now, we are working on a fundraiser with restaurant nights spontaneously throughout the semester and we’ll donate to the Innocence Project Colorado,” Girard said.

The Innocence Project Club has also partnered with Bake My Day club to raise funds for the Colorado Innocence Project.

The club meets every Tuesday at 10:15 in room 4127 to plan fundraising events. 

“The meetings are full of planning for different events and learning more about the criminal justice system,” Girard said. 

If you would like to support the Innocence Project Club, you can participate in fundraisers, such as the restaurant night they are currently planning. More details about the upcoming restaurant night will be released soon.