In the News
March 30, 2023
VOCAL-NY community leader Roger Clark says the Challenging Wrongful Convictions Act would help him clear his name.
“If it becomes law today, it will simply open up the door for me to get back into court [to] have a hearing, get discovery and—after my lawyers look through everything—have a long conversation about what’s the best way to fight this case,” he said.
To be clear, not everyone challenging a wrongful conviction is seeking prison release. Clark says he’s seeking vindication to remove the “dark cloud” hanging over his head. Vacating a felony also means an easier time searching for housing and employment in a city where both are often already difficult to obtain.