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Beginning in 2002, Jason also has dedicated a sizable portion of his pro bono efforts to working with Innocence Project New Orleans (IPNO), a non-profit that works to investigate and free wrongly convicted prisoners in Louisiana. His first success with IPNO was when he helped to free two wrongly convicted men—Greg Bright and Earl Truvia. In 1976, Greg and Earl were 19 and 17-years-old respectively when they were wrongly accused of a murder in the Calliope housing project. They were wrongly convicted in 1977, and then sentenced to life in prison without parole. Jason and IPNO’s work meant they were exonerated and freed in 2003 after 27 ½ years in prison. Since that first case, Jason has stayed closely involved with IPNO’s work, continuing to volunteer his time as a lawyer and serving on its board of directors for ten years. He remains an emeritus member of IPNO’s board and a committed supporter. Jason also served on the Louisiana State Indigent defender Board’s Director Selection Committee and has worked as an adjunct Professor at Tulane Law School.

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