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.