JUSTICE MARCH: Families Petition For System Reform
Dozens of people rallied at the statehouse for reforming Iowa’s justice system.
The group Iowans for Justice delivered a petition to Governor Branstad Thursday afternoon.
Supporters say they are providing a voice for those who’ve been wronged by the system.
Much of the group is made up of the family and friends of ex-Creston cops John Sickles and Jamie Christensen. The men are serving 25 years at Oakdale Prison.
The group believes the men were wrongfully convicted.
“We want lawmakers to create some sort of a task force to see how big of a problem this is in Iowa. I know it affects more people than just our family,” Vicki Sickels-Osland said.
Appeals have been filed in both cases, but they have been denied.