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Robert Jones


Robert Jones is a client advocate at the Orleans Public Defender and a co-founder of the Free-Dem Foundations. Prior to this, in 1992, Robert was arrested for crimes he did not commit and was subsequently convicted. He was released in 2015 on bond and parole and fully exonerated on all counts on January 24, 2017. While imprisoned at the Louisiana State Penitentiary, Robert was chosen to be an Inmate Counsel Substitute and has years of experience assisting fellow inmates with legal services (including applying to innocence organizations).