Friday Roundup: False Confessions, DNA Access, Compensation


An op-ed in The New York Times reviews

why people confess to things they haven’t done



The Kentucky Supreme Court agreed to

hear an appeal for DNA testing

from two inmates serving life in prison. Such testing in Kentucky is traditionally limited to death row inmates.


A House bill that would award Florida exoneree William Dillon $1.35 million for serving nearly 27 years for a murder DNA proves he didn’t commit is

expected to receive a final vote today



Georgia crime victims stress the urgency to

improve funding for DNA testing



Connecticut legislators take aim at

repealing the state’s death penalty

this session.

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