Mississippi Innocence

Mississippi Innocence

Tucker Carrington

3.1.2012

Tucker Carrington

Tucker Carrington joined the faculty of the University of Mississippi School of Law in 2007, as the first director of the Mississippi Innocence Project. Professor Carrington received his law degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law. He went on to become an E. Barrett Prettyman Fellow at Georgetown Law Center. Thereafter he joined the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia where he was a trial and supervising attorney. In 2005 he returned to Georgetown to teach in the Law Center's Criminal Justice Clinic and graduate Prettyman program.

Professor Carrington has published articles in The Federal Lawyer and is the editor of a forthcoming manual for criminal trials for federal trial judges. He writes and speaks frequently about criminal justice issues, particularly those surrounding indigent criminal defense and wrongful convictions.

Tucker Carrington is a member of the faculty of the University of Mississippi School of Law and serves as the first director of the Mississippi Innocence Project, which is committed to providing the highest quality legal representation to its clients: Mississippi state prisoners serving significant periods of incarceration who have cognizable claims of wrongful conviction. In addition, the project seeks to identify and address systemic problems in the criminal justice system and to develop initiatives designed to raise public and political awareness of the prevalence, causes and societal costs of wrongful convictions.