Media Coverage

Read about news, information and media mentions from the Center for Justice and Post-Exoneration Assistance at Purdue University Northwest.


Screenshot of a paused video that reads "People Magazine Investigates

Click the image to watch Nicky Jackson and Timmy Donald’s episode of “People Magazine Investigates.”

Nicky Ali Jackson, professor of Criminal Justice, speaks with Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb ahead of the CJPA’s “Grand Reveal” Dinner at the Center for Visual and Performing Arts in Munster.

CJPA Grand Reveal Dinner

On September 22, 2022, the Center for Justice and Post-Exoneration Assistance at Purdue University Northwest had its grand reveal dinner. This gathering of socially conscious individuals led to an elegant evening of laughter and insightful dialogue.

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Photo: John J. Watkins, The Times

Youtube Thumbnail from the True Crime Daily Podcast Channel. This features a photo of a young Willie Donald smiling with the words "Wrongful Conviction: The Exoneration of Willie T. Donald"

Wrongful Conviction: The Exoneration of Willie T. Donald

True Crime Daily Podcast: Our guest is Willie “Timmy” Donald, an Indiana man wrongly convicted of robbery and murder who served more than 20 years in prison before he was exonerated. We discuss how Mr. Donald went car-shopping with family one night in 1992 and ended up in a police lineup, how police and prosecutors let the wrong man go to prison — and what has changed since.

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More Media Mentions


Man Who Spent 24 Years in Prison on Wrongful Conviction Teams with Professor to Help Other Exonerees

Timmy Donald holding a cup of coffee. Graphic says "Exoneree's Hope For Justice"

Exoneree Willie T. Donald and Dr. Nicky Jackson of Purdue University Northwest work together to help wrongly convicted people in their post-prison lives.

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Kim Kardashian visits Purdue University Northwest criminal justice class

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Purdue University Northwest students received a visit from Kim Kardashian (upper left corner) while discussing wrongful conviction and mass incarceration in Associate Professor Nicky Ali Jackson’s Wrongful Convictions class.

Students in Purdue University Northwest (PNW) Associate Professor Nicky Ali Jackson’s Wrongful Convictions class were astonished and thrilled Thursday (Feb. 11) when Kim Kardashian joined their Zoom class to discuss her work on wrongful conviction and mass incarceration.

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