News 11.25.11

Friday Roundup: Fighting for Justice from Connecticut to Alaska

Here are a few stories on wrongful convictions and forensics you might have missed this week.

Citing the state’s “broken” criminal justice system, Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber

imposed a moratorium on executions in the state this week

.

The Chicago Tribune ‘s Steve Mills checked in with Robert Taylor, who was freed earlier this month after nearly two decades in prison for a murder he didn’t commit.

Read the article and watch video with Taylor

.

An

editorial

and a

cartoon

called on Connecticut authorities to free Richard Lapointe, who has been in prison for nearly 20 years after offering what he says was a false confession.

Advocates are seeking to overturn the convictions of four Alaska men imprisoned for a murder they say they didn’t commit. The advocates observed this Thanksgiving that

Alaska may still be the home of “frontier justice.”

A Louisiana editorial

praises state lawmakers

for prioritizing forensic science and reducing DNA backlogs.

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