Sunny Jacobs and Peter Pringle each served years on death row -- Jacobs 17 years in the U.S and Pringle 15 years in Ireland. Both were exonerated after their convictions were overturned.
Today they are dedicated to the healing and support of others that have been wrongfully incarcerated and have started The Sunny Center with this mission in mind. The Sunny Center will provide exonerees with necessary and immediate emotional, physical and spiritual support. This 'sanctuary' is being built to help innocent people overcome the terrible injustice and trauma of wrongful incarceration.
According to the Innocence Project a staggering number of exonerees are released without fanfare, apology or anywhere to go. People exiting prison need, but often do not have, physical and mental health care, education, food, housing, or a support network. The Sunny Center would serve this need and I am hoping to raise $10,000, which will go towards the purchase of a home in Ireland where Sunny and Peter can provide rehabilitation and support to exonerees and their family members.