Clarence Elkins was convicted in 1999 of murder and rape and sentenced to life in prison. In 2004, DNA testing conducted by the OIP proved not only that Elkins was innocent, but that a convicted sex offender named Earl Mann was the true perpetrator. Elkins was released in 2005, and Earl Mann was sentenced to life in prison in 2008. The OIP's work on the Ellkins case was featured in news outlets around the world, including Larry King Live, People Magazine and Dateline NBC. A documentary film titled, Conviction: The True Story of Clarence Elkins, featuring several OIP students, won the 2008 Big Sky Documentary Film Festival Best Short Competition.
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