News 08.26.11

Friday Roundup: The West Memphis 3 Celebrate Freedom

A Missouri man convicted of murder

claims innocence

and suggests prosecutorial misconduct led to his wrongful conviction.

The Chicago Tribune

takes a closer look

at the alleged real perpetrator in an Illinois wrongful conviction case.

The West Memphis Three

celebrated their first night of freedom

with Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder and the Dixie Chicks’ Natalie Maines. Texas exoneree Chris Ochoa

discussed his wrongful conviction

and exoneration on “The Story” from American Public Media.


A new collection of essays

by students at the University of Houston Law Center looks at the causes of wrongful convictions and other criminal justice issues.

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