News 06.26.09

Friday Roundup: Life After Exoneration

An Alternet story on four Uighur prisoners released from Guantanamo quoted Innocence Project Social Worker Angela Amel on

the difficulties of adjusting to life after exoneration

.

 

A federal jury

awarded exoneree George Rodriguez $5 million

in a wrongful conviction lawsuit. A Chicago man, Juan Johnson, was awarded $21 million in

a wrongful conviction lawsuit

against a detective.

Glyn Vincent wrote on Huffington Post that the five men exonerated after serving years in the Central Park jogger case are the “

forgotten victims

.”

Editorials and op-ed articles continued to run around the country this week disagreeing with the Supreme Court’s decision last week to deny DNA testing to Innocence Project client William Osborne. Opinion pieces ran in the

Cleveland Plain Dealer

,

Scripps Newswire

, the

San Francisco Chronicle

and

Delaware Online

and other publications.

Human Rights Watch researcher Sarah Tofte wrote in the San Francisco Chronicle about

the injustice of thousands of untested rape kits in California

.

Reporter Maurice Possley wrote on The Crime Report about

new medical research in shaken baby cases

that could call countless convictions into question.


A decision is expected Monday

from the U.S. Supreme Court on a habeas corpus petition from Troy Davis, who has spent two decades on Georgia’s death row for a murder he says he didn’t commit.

 

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