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!!! 

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