The Exonerated Still Needs Your Help

Aug 28, 2017 | Uncategorized

Photo by Matt Cetti-Roberts/Frontline Pictures

The Sunny Center has hosted scores of Exonerees since its founding in 2015. These are people who have suffered the worst of injustices. Most have struggled in various ways…first, to establish their innocence and win their freedom, and then, to reestablish their lives after their release. And along the way, most have suffered enormous losses – of their livelihoods, loved ones, freedom, health and well-being.

The Sunny Center is unique. Sunny Jacobs and Peter Pringle have opened their home to others, who, like them, have experienced the pain and injustice of a wrongful conviction. But they can’t do this work alone. They need your help. 

For the first time in Galway – and only the second time in Ireland – a production of The Exonerated is being planned as both a fundraiser and awareness-raiser for the 19th of November at 3pm at the Town Hall Theatre in Galway. Please help us defray the production costs and donate to The Sunny Center GoFundMe campaign. Every donation is a welcomed one! Thank you!!! 

It Takes A Community to Help Exonerees Heal

What an amazing summer this has been. We’ve been at home, raising a litter of kittens in our polytunnel and collecting eggs from our hens. And at the same time we have been able to reach out into the world and continue helping Exonerees.

Have you seen Sunny on YouTube?

Yoga and meditation are so central to our life and work at The Sunny Center. We meditate each morning to help us approach the day with a calm, clear mind (and some extra energy)!

Exonerees are succeeding, thanks to you!

Helping people exonerated of crimes they did not commit, setting them back on the path to a fulfilling life, is a monumental task that we depend on the dedication of volunteers, both near and far, to achieve.

For Exonerees, life’s little legal challenges can be huge

Exonerees face many challenges as they rebuild their lives after a wrongful conviction. One of the things that takes a backseat, as they struggle to access essentials like a place to live, medical care, and work, is thinking about how they will be cared for if they get sick.

Sometimes, it takes a (small) army

Terry Wanzer fought for more than 20 years to have his record cleared, even though he was exonerated in 1996. Our friend and volunteer Carrie is working to stop injustices like this.

How to Avoid Toxicity

At a time when it seems so many people in the world are expressing so much anger and hatred, how do you maintain your balance? Watch my latest video and share with us on social media!

About Our Wish List Program

One of our most impactful programs that arose during, and because of, the Covid-19 pandemic is the Wish List program. Through this, people who want to help an Exoneree directly can do so.

Wishing You a Summer of Healing, Hope and Joy

While the start of summer certainly feels much calmer and more certain than it did last year, plenty of activity is going on at The Sunny Center!

More Than 2,700 Exonerees Need Your Help

The need for resources and change within the system is immense. But together, we can start making a difference right away!

You Can Make A Difference for Exonerees Right Now

We are happy and hopeful that we can soon return to working in person with fellow Exonerees. But you can help us right now, even from far away.

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