News 05.13.11

Friday Roundup: Death Penalty, Wrongful Conviction and Compensation

Former California warden who oversaw executions becomes

director of anti-death penalty group Death Penalty Focus

.

The drive to abolish the death penalty in Connecticut suffered a

potentially fatal blow

Wednesday when two state senators announced they will no longer support the effort.

Ohio Parole Board is

unanimous in clemency recommendation

for inmate after case review reveals doubts of his guilt.

Dallas man freed after 27 years behind bars for rapes

DNA evidence shows he did not commit

.

A Manhattan Federal Court judge

nixed an $18.5 million award

for Innocence Project New York exoneree Alan Newton.

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