Juan Rivera featured on 2 false confessions panels

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Juan Rivera, who was released from prison earlier this year after being exonerated in a 1992 Waukegan murder, will participate in two upcoming panel discussions on wrongful convictions.

In one of his first public addresses since his conviction was overturned late last year, Rivera will appear at Northern Illinois University’s College of Law in DeKalb Tuesday on a so-called Innocence Panel that also includes Justice Susan Hutchinson of the Illinois Appellate Court’s 2nd District, which authored the ruling that led to Rivera’s release.

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