Justice 360 is celebrating 30 years of work in the South Carolina criminal justice system. To celebrate, we are having a special 30th Anniversary Celebration at Hay Hill on Wednesday, October 10th from 5:30-8:30. We will have oysters, BBQ, an open bar and live music from Whiskey Tango Revue! Tickets can be purchased in advance here.
Antwane Hunter joined Justice 360 this week for an event to educate the public on juveniles facing lengthy prison sentences in South Carolina. He shared his unique perspective of having served over 20 years in prison for a crime committed when he was just 14 years old. In 1993, Antwane, and two older co-defendants, were… Read More →
Our non-profit partners at the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) in Montgomery, Alabama have released a short documentary film titled, Abbeville. Abbeville illuminates the lasting impact of racial terror lynchings. The film follows community members committed to spreading the truth about the lynching of Anthony Crawford, an African American businessman who was lynched 100 years ago in… Read More →
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Kenneth Simmons has been granted a new trial after a circuit court determined “he was severely deprived of his due process rights” when the State presented false DNA evidence and withheld favorable information at his trial for the murder and sexual assault of an elderly woman in Summerville, S.C. Simmons was convicted… Read More →
On Friday, May 25, 2017, the Office of the South Carolina Attorney General elected not to appeal a decision vacating the death sentence of Justice 360 client William Bell. In November 2016, Circuit Judge R. Lawton McIntosh found Mr. Bell intellectually disabled and, therefore, ineligible for the death penalty under the Eighth Amendment. The decision… Read More →
Justice 360 has named a ten-member Advisory Council to guide the organization with the upcoming mission expansion as well as efforts to expand the reach of the group in South Carolina and throughout the Southeast region. Members of the Advisory Council include: Well-known defense attorneys John Blume – Co-Founder, Justice 360; Director, Cornell Death Penalty… Read More →