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Jim McCloskey and Philip Lerman When the Truth is All You Have

When: November 12, 2020 8:00 PM to 9:15 PM
Organizer: Ilene Primack
Contact: Marcy Levitt at mlevitt@alperjcc.org
Cost: $10 ï Consortium Series
Summary: By the founder of the first organization in the United States committed to freeing the wrongly imprisoned, this is a riveting story of devotion, sacrifice, and vindication
2020-11-12 20:00:00 2020-11-12 21:15:00 America/New_York Jim McCloskey and Philip Lerman When the Truth is All You Have By the founder of the first organization in the United States committed to freeing the wrongly imprisoned, this is a riveting story of devotion, sacrifice, and vindication (http://jewishmiami.org/events/jim_mccloskey_and_philip_lerman_when_the_truth_is_all_you_have) Please refer to event page Ilene Primack mlevitt@alperjcc.org

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By the founder of the first organization in the United States committed to freeing the wrongly imprisoned, this is a riveting story of devotion, sacrifice, and vindication. Jim McCloskey was at a midlife crossroads when he met the man who would change his life. A former management consultant, McCloskey enrolled at Princeton Theological Seminary at age 37. His first assignment, in 1980, was as a chaplain at Trenton State Prison. Among the inmates was Jorge de los Santos, a heroin addict who’d been convicted of murder years earlier and swore that he was innocent. Over time, McCloskey came to believe him. With no legal or investigative training to speak of, McCloskey threw himself into the case. Two years later, thanks to those efforts, Jorge de los Santos walked free, fully exonerated.

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  • 2020-11-12 20:00:00 2020-11-12 21:15:00 America/New_York Jim McCloskey and Philip Lerman When the Truth is All You Have By the founder of the first organization in the United States committed to freeing the wrongly imprisoned, this is a riveting story of devotion, sacrifice, and vindication (http://jewishmiami.org/events/jim_mccloskey_and_philip_lerman_when_the_truth_is_all_you_have) Please refer to event page Ilene Primack mlevitt@alperjcc.org
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