Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Tag: innocence project

Fingerprint Evidence Leads to Exoneration of Wrongfully...

A Louisiana man who spent 17 years behind bars for an armed robbery he didn't commit walked free and into the arms of tearful...

Massachusetts to Pay $1M Settlement to Falsely...

The state of Massachusetts will pay a $1 million settlement to a Black man who spent nearly 38 years in prison on a wrongful...

‘Surreal’ Feeling for Las Vegas Man Freed...

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 42-year-old Nevada man freed from prison after 23 years behind bars for a crime he didn't commit said Friday...

Michigan Man Convicted on Single Hair Freed...

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit man who spent four decades in prison was freed on Thursday after prosecutors agreed that his 1976 murder conviction...

10 States That Have Exonerated the Most...

From 1989 to Dec. 31, 2014, the National Registry of Exonerations tallied 1,578 exonerations in the United States, an obscene number. Black people have been...

FBI and Justice Dept. Admit Using Flawed...

The revelation that FBI experts gave flawed forensic testimony in a vast number of criminal cases over decades has finally been acknowledged by the Justice...

States Try to Improve the Reliability of...

For years, lawyers have been aware of the unreliability of eyewitness identifications in criminal prosecutions, particularly when the identification involved white people identifying Black...

Innocent Men Freed From U.S. Prisons Last...

Innocent men were released from prison for crimes they did not commit in record numbers last year, serving as further reason to question the...

ABS Special, Part III: Wrongfully in Prison...

Almost monthly, Black men are let out of America's prisons after years and years for crimes they did not commit. Wrongful convictions are a...

ABS Special: Exonerated After 12 Years In...

Almost monthly, Black men are let out of America's prisons after having chunks of their lives stolen away for crimes they did not commit....

Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter Dead at 76, After...

Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the boxer who became an international symbol of the racism in America's criminal justice system and the prevalence of wrongful convictions,...