Friday Roundup: Criminal Justice Reform
An op-ed by Innocence Project Policy Director Stephen Saloom that addresses
New York’s hesitation to enact laws and policies
to prevent wrongful convictions appeared in Newsday.
A Montana judge granted a new trial in the
case of Barry Beach
, who has served 27 years for a murder he says he didn’t commit.
The Kentucky Supreme Court
threw out the conviction of a Texas man
and reopened the case because the prosecutor failed to tell the defense about discrepancies with a key witness’s recollection of events.
A public hearing was held at the Texas’ capitol, Thursday, to
review the Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Management Institute’s
(LEMIT) proposed eyewitness identification policy for the state.
Georgia’s governor plans to
sign off on the creation of a permanent Criminal Justice Reform Oversight Council
to study the state’s criminal justice system.
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