News 09.12.07

False confessions conference in El Paso, Texas

The University of Texas at El Paso will host a conference from September 27-29 bringing together experts on interrogations and false confessions. The conference’s keynote speaker will be Innocence Project client

Jeff Deskovic

, who was exonerated in 2006 after serving more than 15 years in prison for a murder he didn’t commit. He was convicted as a teenager when he falsely confessed to the crime after several hours of interrogation and three polygraph tests.


Learn more about the conference and register to attend

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Read more about

false confessions

and

proposed reforms

to interrogation procedures to prevent wrongful convictions.

Read about

other wrongful convictions

caused, at least in part, by a false confession.

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  1. Alma Ramirez says:

    Wow so sorry to hear. What you went through and glad that your speaking out…my brother. Was also. Forced to confess to a crime assault and battery he was involved but only to a certain point..got 2 …45 consecutive terms. Conncurent..hes up for parole in febuary 26-20q7..michaels unit esteban chavez is hes name

  2. Robert Earle says:

    I have recently moved back to El Paso, Texas. When I learned that my fellow veteran and good friend David Morales was charged with two counts of child molestation. David and I had
    both served in Saudi Arabia, Desert Storm 1991 and Operation Panther Shield, South Korea in 1994. David’s wife and family has indicated that he was falsely accused and convicted, with the case going all the way to the Supreme Court. Their findings was that the case should be re-opened and David given a new trial in light of the inconsistencies of Jury Selection and possible false witness stories.

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