Friday, September 21, 2018

Tag: wrongful convictions

Kansas Legislature Sets New Precedent, Unanimously Votes...

The Kansas legislature has passed a law granting restitution for those who spent years in prison after being wrongfully convicted of crimes they did...

After Discovery of Corrupt Chicago Police Planting...

There are signs of a sea change in Chicago, long known as a center for police brutality and corruption. This is a city whose...

Massachusetts Court Dismisses 21,000 Drug Cases After...

In what is being described as the largest single dismissal of wrongful criminal convictions in U.S. history, a Massachusetts court has dismissed over 21,000...

Bryan Stevenson Brilliantly Highlights Callousness of Criminal...

In the July 31 edition of CBS' "60 Minutes," wrongfully accused man Ray Hinton talks about freedom after being convicted of a crime when...

LA District Attorney Launches Wrongful Conviction Unit,...

Jackie Lacey, who became the first Black person elected Los Angeles county district attorney in 2012, has established a unit to look into wrongful...

Texas State Bar Sets New Precedent with...

The Texas State Bar has stripped a former district attorney of his law license for sending an innocent Black man to death row. The Guardian...

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...

10 Egregious Cases of White People Falsely...

When the University of Michigan law school and the Center on Wrongful Convictions at the School of Law at Northwestern University in Chicago collaborated...

After 39 Years in Prison, Cleveland Man...

The lie of a child in 1975 sent 18-year-old Ricky Jackson and two other men to prison for the murder of a money order...

Errors at FBI Lab May Mean Hundreds...

At a time when the U.S. has been imprisoning an unprecedented number of African-American men, a massive review of criminal cases by the FBI...

Prosecutors’ ‘Integrity Units’ Attempt to Ensure Justice...

For nearly 5,000 convicted citizens, the rapidly spreading use of “integrity units” among prosecutors could grant them their freedom and have their convictions thrown...

Innocent Man Freed After 17 Years Following...

The New York man who was wrongfully convicted of murder for a 1997 Brooklyn homicide was finally released from jail Tuesday after it was...

Half Brothers’ Murder Convictions Tied to Discredited...

The Brooklyn district attorney’s office plans to ask a judge to vacate the murder convictions of three half brothers whose trials were linked to...

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,...