Seeking a Day in Court for Andrew Swainson During the Shutdowns
Seeking a Day in Court for Andrew Swainson
The Pennsylvania Innocence Project's work to exonerate our clients continues during the public health crisis. On April 21, 2020, we filed a joint motion with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, seeking a day in court for Andrew Swainson.
Update as of 4/23/20: The President Judge of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas has denied our motion seeking a prompt day in court for Andrew Swainson. Our fight will continue.
Update as of 4/24/20: Andrew Swainson got the electronic hearing he asked for -- but not for 49 days, even though electronic technology is available now. While he waits, COVID-19 continues to march through Pennsylvania's prisons.