News 02.24.12

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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