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Calvin Duncan on Non-Unanimous Jury Verdicts

Calvin Duncan

PJI's Light of Justice Program Director, Calvin Duncan, presented at the ACLU of Louisiana's critical panel, The Shame of Our State: Non-Unanimous Jury Verdicts in Louisiana, to discuss the impact of non-unanimous jury verdicts in Louisiana.

Louisiana is only one of two states to allow felony convictions by only a portion of a jury. This unjust practice stemmed from post-Reconstruction racism and is a leading cause for wrongful convictions. Calvin Duncan has devoted his work to shining a light on this injustice and creating a more equitable system for those who are trapped within this system.