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He Was Innocent, But Spent 35 Years in Prison

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A member of the board of the Florida Innocence Project will talk about James Bain and others like him during a Wednesday discussion.

ST. PETERSBURG – James Bain was 19 years old when he was convicted of rape and kidnapping.

Those were crimes he did not commit. Yet he spent 35 years in a Florida prison before DNA evidence exonerated him.

Bain and ex-FBI leader, Innocence Project board member and author of Fugitive Man, Bob Cromwell, will be featured at a discussion of the causes of wrongful conviction and what needs to change to improve the criminal justice system.The event, which is free and open to the public, is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday (March 7) at Allendale United Methodist Church, 3803 Haines Road in St. Petersburg.

The event is sponsored by Fired Up Pinellas; Leif Nissen Foundation; Allendale United Methodist Church; NAACP and the League of Women Voters of the St Petersburg Area.

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