News 11.19.10

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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