News 03.11.11

Friday Roundup: DNA Tests Ordered and Waiting for Compensation

A Georgia judge

ordered DNA tests

in the case of a death row inmate behind bars for a 1978 murder.

Virginia evidence review has

cleared five people

with DNA evidence since it was established just five years ago.

The Texas Supreme Court

ordered

the state to compensate a man who was wrongfully convicted of sexual assault and spent nearly 20 years in prison.

Many Louisiana prisoners who have been wrongfully convicted face a

long wait for compensation

.

The testimony of a jailhouse informant plays a

major role

in California murder case.

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