By Susanna Speier
Denver Private Investigator Blog
The Korey Wise Innocence Project at University of Colorado, Boulder's Colorado Law School has gotten a lot of calls and emails since the Netflix release of Ava DuVernay drama web television miniseries, "When They See Us," according to Anne-Marie Mo'syes Director of the Korey Wise Innocence Project. The series is about the five young men from Harlem who were wrongfully convicted, imprisoned and eventually exonerated of a crime committed against a jogger in New York's Central Park in 1989.
“Not only has there been a strong response to (When They See Us) but a strong response to his story. That’s my sense based on all the different emails and Facebook posts. It says something at the end about his involvement with our project and we’ve had this explosion of interest and comments and messages," Moyes said in a phone interview.
Korey Wise's attorney lives in Colorado and represented him in the civil suit (against The City of New York) and she played a big role in facilitating his gift to CU Boulder's Innocence Program that represents others who claim they were wrongfully convicted. The final episode of DuVernay's series focuses primarily on Korey Wise's story. The Denver Post also reported the uptick in donations since DuVernay's series was released on Netflix.
Wise donated $190,000 to the Innocence Project in 2015 after Wise and the other four after winning a 41 million dollar settlement against the City of New York.
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