News 01.28.11

Friday Roundup: Reforming the Justice System

An innocent man in Pennsylvania had his sentence commuted,

but will not be exonerated

.

The Rhode Island criminal justice task force

recommends policies

to improve eyewitness identification practices across the state.

North Carolina exoneree Darryl Hunt was cleared in 2003 after serving 19 years behind bars for a crime he didn’t commit, but

still struggles with his freedom

.

Listen to boxing hall-of-famer

Rubin “Hurricane” Carter’s interview

on “Tavis Smiley” about his wrongful murder convictions and ultimate exoneration.


The governor of Maryland wants justice

but won’t review innocence claims

.

Innocence Project Director Maddy deLone

spoke at the Oklahoma City University School

of Law on the school’s plans for the Oklahoma Innocence Clinic, which will work to identify and rectify wrongful convictions in the state.

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