New York’s chief judge announced today that the state’s Court of Appeals is creating a task force to review exoneration cases and recommend possible reforms to prevent injustice.
Here’s more coverage since we posted earlier today
Texas has a similar judicial task force, and representatives are seeking to create a more robust panel in the legislature
named after exoneree Timothy Cole
North Carolina has another kind of task force to investigate possible wrongful convictions. The state’s House of Representatives this week voted to expand the group’s reach –
giving it power to force witnesses to testify
A proposed law in Colorado to repeal the death penalty and use resources to instead investigate cold cases in the state
made progress in the Senate today but still faced an uncertain future
Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto will host
a conference on forensic evidence in criminal proceedings and avoiding wrongful convictions
next Saturday, May 9.
A conference today in Dallas brought together exonerees for
a discussion of the challenges of life after exoneration
Innocence Project Co-Director Barry Scheck and exoneree Jerry Miller spoke today at the
in New York City. And exoneree
William Dillion spoke about his case
and the need for reforms yesterday in Wellington, Florida.
And an article in the Missourian checked in with
, who was freed two months ago when new evidence pointed to his innocence.