News 02.17.12

Friday Roundup: Claims of Innocence and Fighting for Justice

American citizen

fights for innocence

in Nicaragua prison.

 

Texas counties launch programs to

aid mentally ill and indigent defendants

.

 

Also in Texas, the restructuring of Houston’s crime lab as a separate entity with a city-appointed independent board could

include a presence from the Innocence Project

.

 

Virginia forensic officials

share post-conviction DNA results

with law enforcement and convicted people who requested the tests.

 

Connecticut exoneree Kenneth Ireland Jr.

filed an $8 million wrongful conviction claim

for the 20 years he spent in prison for a murder he did not commit.

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