News 05.27.11

Friday Roundup: Free, but Still Fighting

The Texas Observer this week

profiled several Dallas exonerees

who have fought to free fellow innocent prisoners and to reform the state’s system to prevent future injustice.

An Ohio judge

granted post-conviction DNA testin

g to a man who claims the results will prove his innocence in a 1987 murder.

The Utah Attorney General announced that he would

appeal the exoneration of Debra Brown

, who was freed two weeks ago after being found “factually innocent” of a shooting murder. She served 16 years in prison before being released.

Innocence Project client Frank Sterling is finally free,

but his wrongful conviction continues to haunt him

,

Senate Republicans in North Carolina proposed a budget that provides

moving oversight of the State Bureau of Investigation

and its crime lab to a newly-created Department of Public Safety.

Writing in the New York Times, George Washington University Law Professor Jeffrey Rosen

called Brandon Garrett’s new book

“Convicting the Innocent” “a gripping contribution to the literature of injustice, along with a galvanizing call for reform.”

Buy the book here

and

watch the video on eyewitness misidentification

we co-produced with Garrett. 
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