Friday Roundup: Fixing the Justice System


Suffolk County, New York,

announced this week

that it would begin videotaping interrogations in murder investigations.
The Arkansas Supreme Court

granted a new evidence hearing

in the West Memphis Three case.

A $275,000 federal grant could help the San Diego Sheriff’s Department

reduce and solve

backlogged DNA cases. 
The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals

threw out a decade-old murder conviction

because the prosecution withheld evidence at trial. 

A Louisiana man who spent more than two decades behind bars for a crime he did not commit

was found dead in his home last week


“Conviction” is currently playing in theaters nationwide.

Find a showtime near you and watch a new Innocence Project video on the story behind the case


The Los Angeles Times says Sam Rockwell, who plays Kenny Waters in “Conviction,”  has an edge on the Best Supporting Actor award because ”

he’s got a lead role hiding in this supporting race


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