Highlights of Wrongful Conviction Reporting


The recent high-profile exoneration of David Ranta in Brooklyn has brought attention to other national coverage of wrongful convictions. A new ProPublica article highlights the best reporting on these cases, including coverage of several Innocence Project cases. Dating back as early as 1990 up until this month, the ProPublica piece hails more than a dozen stories on subjects ranging from case flaws, DNA evidence and life after exoneration.


Among the highlights are

The Washington Post

for its coverage of

Damon Thibodeaux


The New Yorker

for its coverage of

Cameron Todd Willingham

and Texas Monthly for its coverage of

Michael Morton



Read the full article

for the rest.

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