Guilty Until Proven Guilty is a documentary that explores Louisiana’s criminal justice system through the story of Tim Conerly, a young African-American man who was arrested and imprisoned for a crime he says he did not commit. After waiting more than two years in the Orleans Parish Jail, Conerly must choose between accepting a plea bargain of seven years or risking a mandatory sentence of 49 to 198 years if he is convicted at trial. “It’s a choice that no human being should have to make, and that someone with more resources almost certainly could have avoided,” says director Harry Moses.
Tim Conerly is scheduled to be released from prison in 2022. This fund has been created on his behalf to give him a new start in life. The fund will be administered by the documentary's production team and will be transferred directly to Mr. Conerly upon his release from prison.
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