News 08.13.10

Friday Roundup: Combating Wrongful Convictions

A Texas man who was recently released after DNA proved his innocence in a 1983 rape

must decide whether to accept a $2.2 million compensation payment from the State or file a civil lawsuit

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Timothy Cole Advisory Panel on Wrongful Convictions

recommends statewide criminal justice improvements in Texas

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New York’s District Attorney Association combats wrongful convictions by

improving knowledge and technology in the criminal justice system

A Virginia man who spent seven years in prison for a 1979 rape he said he did not commit

may be cleared by DNA evidence

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Ohio exoneree anxious for basketball season

after spending nearly three decades in prison for a crime he did not commit

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