Deadline approaches in Michigan


As the deadline nears for Michigan lawmakers to renew a DNA access bill, there is speculation about when – or whether – the State Senate will act to extend the rights of prisoners to apply for DNA testing that can prove their innocence.

Donna McKneelen, the co-director of the Innocence Project at Cooley Law School in Lansing,  says enacting the testing law is necessary to protect the rights of defendants, and public safety.

"Unless the state Senate makes this bill a priority," she says, "innocent people will remain in prison while the actual perpetrators of crime remain at large."

Read an update here

. (Detroit Metro Times, 10/08/08)

Read coverage of the issue in the

Grand Rapids Media Mouse blog


Innocence Project supporters in Michigan are speaking up to their Senators this week, urging them to extend the law.

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