News 07.08.11

Friday Roundup: The Stories of Innocence, Before and After Exoneration

Tavis Smiley sat down recently for

a two-part PBS invterview

with four men exonerated in Illinois after years in prison for crimes they didn’t commit.

A review by the Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project is

exposing doubts

about the police investigation of a Washington D.C. murder.

A Florida State Attorney

recused himself

after four new suspects were revealed in a case for which William Dillon was wrongfully convicted.


NPR reported this week

on reforms in Dallas to make eyewitness identification procedures more reliable.


A Florida Today editorial

calls on the state legislature to address reforms in eyewitness identification procedures.

A DNA mix-up caused by human error

that led to a wrongful conviction of a Las Vegas man has prompted police to reanalyze more than 200 cases handled by a forensic scientist.

Two Canadian men who say they falsely confessed to a murder are

seeking to overturn their convictions

in Washington state with the help of the Idaho Innocence Project, an Innocence Network member.

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