News 12.31.10

Friday Roundup: New Year’s Edition

Happy New Year! We are deeply thankful for all of the support and feedback we’ve received from Innocence Blog readers this year, and we’re looking forward to collaborating on a successful 2011. Below are a few stories from around the world this week.

Michael Anthony Green, who was freed this year after 27 years in Texas prisons for a crime he didn’t commit, has begun

working to help other wrongfully convicted individuals fight for justice

.

USA Today this week continued its series on prosecutorial misconduct by

looking at the ripples of injustice

when a prosecutor “crosses the line.”

Relatives of Cameron Todd Willingham, who was executed in Texas in 2004 despite evidence of his innocence, are

appealing a court’s decision to stop a review of his case

.

The Washington Post

pointed to the risk of wrongful convictions

as a key reason the death penalty should be ended in the United States.

The Center on Wrongful Convictions continued this week to

seek a new trial

for Armando Serrano, who has served two decades in prison for a murder he says he didn’t commit. The case has drawn attention and controversy over prosecutors’ efforts to subpoena records of Northwestern University journalism students who investigated evidence of Serrano’s innocence.

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