New Florida Innocence Commission Gets Its First Executive Director Today: Lester Garringer Jr. Appointed


Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Charles Canady, 56, began his two-year term on July 1, 2010, and his first order of business was to create the Florida Innocence Commission, which will “conduct a comprehensive study of the causes of wrongful conviction and of measures to prevent such convictions.” 

Today, Lester A. Garringer, Jr. was named to act as the Commission’s first Executive Director.  In the Court’s news release detailing the appointment, Garringer’s credentials are detailed - they include serving as a Monroe County judge (1977 - 1980) and for the past 7 years, serving as staff attorney to the Supreme Court Criminal Court Steering Committee and the Supreme Court Committee on Standard Jury Instructions in Criminal Cases. Conspicuous by its absence in his resume was an extended amount of time spent in the actual defense of criminal defendants facing conviction. 

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