Innocence Project
yesterday at 17:45. Facebook
The DNA profile obtained from the evidence in David Jones’s case matched that of a serial murderer already in prison for attacking women in the Los Angeles area.

DNA testing leads to freedom of one man, matches serial murderer
Innocence Project
02/24/2017 at 18:31. Facebook
"In the past, Dallas prosecutors have concealed exculpatory evidence and resorted to sloppy forensics, leading to the conviction of dozens of innocent people. Since 1989, 53 people have been exonerated of serious crimes in Dallas; 65% of these exonerees are African American. I am one of them."

-Christopher Scott, Exoneree + Founder of House of Renewed Hope

Exoneree argues that Dallas DA should drop death penalty against black man
Innocence Project
02/24/2017 at 02:00. Facebook
“I’m here to tell you it doesn’t matter if you’re highly intelligent or if you’re of low intelligence, everybody has their breaking point and ... can be made to falsely confess under the right circumstances.”

-Steven Drizin, Brendan Dassey's lawyer

Brendan Dassey's atty. breaks down police tactics used to extract false confessions
Innocence Project
02/24/2017 at 00:32. Facebook
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Jeopardy! showing love for a whole $2,000 in double jeopardy!

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Innocence Project
02/24/2017 at 00:31. Facebook
"What is ... the Innocence Project."

Way to go Lilly! [ Link ]
Innocence Project
02/23/2017 at 18:42. Facebook
RSVP: #Voices4Innocence panel on wrongful conviction and advocacy, hosted by Katie Couric in New York City. [ Link ]
Innocence Project
02/23/2017 at 16:44. Facebook
As an intern you'll support research in racial bias, the growing crisis in indigent defense, and how the system forces the innocent to plead guilty to misdemeanors.

Innocence Project research internship for summer '17
Innocence Project
02/22/2017 at 23:12. Facebook
The New York State Justice Task Force urges judges to issue formal orders to all criminal prosecutors to turn over any evidence pointing to innocence or mitigating the offense.

Justice Task Force Recommends that Judges Order Prosecutors to Fulfill Discovery Obligations
Innocence Project
02/22/2017 at 22:26. Facebook
Three bills that would prevent and rectify wrongful convictions in Florida came one step closer to becoming law this week.

Three Wrongful Conviction Reform Bills Advance in Florida
Innocence Project
02/22/2017 at 18:19. Facebook
This morning, #SCOTUS ruled in favor of death row inmate, Duane Buck, whose own lawyers introduced evidence at trial that he was more likely to be dangerous in the future because he is black via CNN.

Supreme Court rules in favor of death row inmate
Innocence Project
02/22/2017 at 16:58. Facebook
In a majority of the 349 DNA exoneration cases, eyewitness misidentification played a role in the wrongful conviction:

Innocence Project
02/22/2017 at 01:16. Facebook
Judge Rakoff shares the striking statistics behind America's #GuiltyPleaProblem:
Innocence Project
02/21/2017 at 23:17. Facebook
Tonight is your last chance to see the Due Process interview with Rodney Roberts.

Guilty Plea exoneree Rodney Roberts on Due Process
Innocence Project
02/21/2017 at 18:00. Facebook
This is how the current state of the #guiltypleaproblem came to be:
Innocence Project
02/21/2017 at 17:11. Facebook
Did you catch the latest top stories in wrongful conviction news?

Brendan Dassey case goes before appeals court
Innocence Project
02/21/2017 at 15:23. Facebook
Join the conversation today at 1 p.m. using #CLOSErikers via CLOSErikers.
"I was told by a forensic psychiatrist that they didn’t expect me to live past 40 cause I was going to kill myself. That’s how damaged I am."

-Chris Ochoa on the impact of his #GuiltyPleaProblem

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(Ochoa was represented by Wisconsin Innocence Project)
"As an immigrant, as a woman of color, as a mother of a child with special needs, things carry different weight with me. I don’t have the option to turn my head and not see difficult things that are happening ... I can’t look away.”

-Valencia Craig, Innocence Project Case Management Database Administrator

Black History Month: A Personal Poem Calls On Us to Open Our Eyes
Pick up your TIME magazine special edition of the innocence movement today! [ Link ]
Yesterday, Cook County prosecutors dropped the charges against four men who were convicted in connection with a 1995 double-murder.

Center on Wrongful Convictions

New Cook County State's Attorney exonerates 4 men