Friday Roundup: Fighting for Justice from Connecticut to Alaska


Here are a few stories on wrongful convictions and forensics you might have missed this week.

Citing the state’s “broken” criminal justice system, Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber

imposed a moratorium on executions in the state this week


The Chicago Tribune ‘s Steve Mills checked in with Robert Taylor, who was freed earlier this month after nearly two decades in prison for a murder he didn’t commit.

Read the article and watch video with Taylor




and a


called on Connecticut authorities to free Richard Lapointe, who has been in prison for nearly 20 years after offering what he says was a false confession.

Advocates are seeking to overturn the convictions of four Alaska men imprisoned for a murder they say they didn’t commit. The advocates observed this Thanksgiving that

Alaska may still be the home of “frontier justice.”

A Louisiana editorial

praises state lawmakers

for prioritizing forensic science and reducing DNA backlogs.

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