Friday Roundup: Independence and Freedom
Leading into Independence Day weekend, Linda Cronin-Gross
writes at the Huffington Post
about Stephen Kiernan’s book “Authentic Patriotism,” and the work of individuals and organizations working to make American better. We were honored to be included in Kiernan’s book – he wrote about his experience with the Innocence Project
on our blog
when the book was released last month.
An editorial in today’s Detroit Free Press says Michigan is
risking wrongful convictions
by failing to improve its public defense system: “It’s time to fix Michigan’s unconstitutional, costly and morally indefensible system of injustice,” the editorial reads. We wrote about bad defense and wrongful convictions
A groundbreaking package of criminal justice reforms
went into effect in Ohio on Tuesday
. The measures, passed by the legislature
, will help free the innocent, prevent wrongful convictions and apprehend true perpetrators of crime. New York exoneree Anthony Capozzi
settled a lawsuit against the state
for $4.25 million for the two decades he spent in prison after he was wrongfully convicted of raping two women in 1987. He was exonerated in 2007.
Florida’s new Actual Innocence Commission is
, as Innocence Project of Florida Executive Director Seth Miller
writes on the group’s blog
Two crime labs that Georgia had slated to close
will stay open
to ensure that investigations are unhindered, the Associated Press reported today.
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