Friday Roundup: Conviction Overturned, Decline of the Death Penalty


An Ohio federal court pointed to prosecutorial misconduct when it

overturned the conviction of Roger Dean Gillespie

who spent 20 years in prison for rapes he said he did not commit.

Capital punishment is on a decline

with lawmakers and public opinion, according to the annual report from the Death Penalty Information Center.


Innocence Network UK

is calling to reform a publicly funded organization created to assist the wrongfully convicted after an increase in cases reveals it is ill-equipped to handle innocence claims.

A New York man who was

wrongly accused of rape

is seeking an apology from the officers who arrested him after the incident has left him out of work and in legal debt.

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