Before It Was Popular, Philly Lawyer Crusaded for Convicts

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The New York Daily News looks back at the life of Herbert Maris, a Philadelphia corporate attorney who was a pioneer of prisoner innocence advocacy from the 1920s to the 1950s. Maris paid regular visits to Philly's grim Eastern State Penitentiary, where a queue of convicts waited to tell variations of the same story: I didn’t do it. Today, hundreds . . .

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