Greg Taylor spent 17 years in prison for a murder he did not commit.

A precedent setting hearing set him free and rocked North Carolina’s criminal justice system.

This landmark case highlights a groundbreaking legal process needed nationwide. The time is now.

How criminal justice
reform freed Greg Taylor

Greg Taylor spent 17 years in prison
for a brutal murder he did not commit.

A precedent setting hearing set him free and rocked
North Carolina’s criminal justice community.

This landmark case highlights a groundbreaking
legal process needed nationwide.

SPECIAL ALERT: We’ll be screening a rough cut of our film THIS WEDNESDAY as part of the Raleigh News & Observer’s “Community Voices” series. April 26 from 7:00 – 9:00PM at the James B. Hunt, Jr. Library on the NC State Campus. The event is free but please RSVP here! Thank you, Gregg Jamback and Jamie Huss / Producers

PLEASE NOTE: There’s been a last minute change in location for this event. It will take place at the Witherspoon Theatre, 2810 Cates Ave, Raleigh, NC 27606 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

 

In Pursuit of Justice, set in North Carolina, is a criminal justice documentary with a unique answer to wrongful convictions nationwide.

The Taylor Family

Greg Taylor, his parents, sister, and younger brother

Our story begins September 25, 1991, when Greg, out partying with a friend, Johnny Beck, gets his truck stuck in a muddy field. At 3:30AM, as they walk out of the field, they pass the brutally beaten body of Jacquetta Thomas. Fewer than 18 hours later, both are arrested for Jacquetta’s murder.

Greg and his family fought the system for 17 years. They sacrificed hours of time, spent over $130,000, and were denied at every judicial level. Without hope, Greg steeled himself to spending the rest of his life in prison.

Meanwhile, conservative North Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice I. Beverly Lake, Jr. and his law clerk, Chris Mumma, were examining the causes of wrongful convictions. Their work led a politically divided state legislature to establish the North Carolina Innocence Inquiry Commission – a state supported, independent agency that has the power to completely investigate claims of innocence. Greg’s case is historic – he’s the first person in the country to be freed through this unique legal process.

Greg’s story teaches us wrongful convictions can happen to anyone, and there are effective, reasonable reforms that can dramatically improve our criminal justice system. Each one of us is also a potential juror with a obligation to understand how our legal system works, the weaknesses that need strengthening in that system, and how our decisions can impact others’ lives.

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Events

NEXT OPEN EVENTS:

Wednesday April 26 Raleigh, NC “Work-in-Progress” Screening of feature length documentary IN PURSUIT OF JUSTICE. Part of the Raleigh News & Observer’s “Community Voices” series, James B. Hun, Jr. Library 1070 Partners Way on the NC State Campus. Program begins at 7:00, Q&A will follow the screening.

PLEASE NOTE: There has been a last minute change in location. The event will take place at the Witherspoon Theatre at 2810 Cates Ave, Raleigh, NC 27606!