Friday Roundup: Free, but Still Fighting
The Texas Observer this week
profiled several Dallas exonerees
who have fought to free fellow innocent prisoners and to reform the state’s system to prevent future injustice.
An Ohio judge
granted post-conviction DNA testin
g to a man who claims the results will prove his innocence in a 1987 murder.
The Utah Attorney General announced that he would
appeal the exoneration of Debra Brown
, who was freed two weeks ago after being found “factually innocent” of a shooting murder. She served 16 years in prison before being released.
Innocence Project client Frank Sterling is finally free,
but his wrongful conviction continues to haunt him
Senate Republicans in North Carolina proposed a budget that provides
moving oversight of the State Bureau of Investigation
and its crime lab to a newly-created Department of Public Safety.
called Brandon Garrett’s new book
“Convicting the Innocent” “a gripping contribution to the literature of injustice, along with a galvanizing call for reform.”
Buy the book here
watch the video on eyewitness misidentification
we co-produced with Garrett.
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