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Mission Statement & Motto

It is the mission of the Office of Capital Post-Conviction Counsel to ensure that no indigent, innocent person is executed in the State of Mississippi, but rather that he or she be fully exonerated. Further, it is the mission of the Office to obtain an evidentiary hearing for any indigent person who was condemned to death in our State in the absence of all reasonable mitigation testimony and/or other appropriate evidence having been provided for consideration by the jury. Last, it is mission of the Office to locate those persons who can offer such testimony and/or to identify such other evidence, and to then present same at the evidentiary hearing to secure a new trial or sentencing hearing for our client.

 

Arrest does not equal guilt.  And even a guilty man is never as bad as his worst deed. - Sister Helen Prejean