Friday Roundup: Claims of Innocence and Fighting for Justice


American citizen

fights for innocence

in Nicaragua prison.


Texas counties launch programs to

aid mentally ill and indigent defendants



Also in Texas, the restructuring of Houston’s crime lab as a separate entity with a city-appointed independent board could

include a presence from the Innocence Project



Virginia forensic officials

share post-conviction DNA results

with law enforcement and convicted people who requested the tests.


Connecticut exoneree Kenneth Ireland Jr.

filed an $8 million wrongful conviction claim

for the 20 years he spent in prison for a murder he did not commit.

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