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Christopher Ochoa


Chris is an exoneree and an attorney who currently serves as Case Manager at Proclaim Justice in El Paso, Texas. Chris's journey with a failed criminal justice process began in 1989, when he was wrongfully convicted of a murder and rape that he did not commit and given a sentence of life in prison. Chris was exonerated by DNA evidence in 2002, with the help of the Wisconsin Innocence Project. After his release, Chris moved to Wisconsin and earned a bachelor’s degree as well as a law degree from the University of Wisconsin. He offers a unique perspective and is an important adviser to Proclaim Justice.