Friday Roundup: Life After Exoneration
An Alternet story on four Uighur prisoners released from Guantanamo quoted Innocence Project Social Worker Angela Amel on
the difficulties of adjusting to life after exoneration
A federal jury
awarded exoneree George Rodriguez $5 million
in a wrongful conviction lawsuit. A Chicago man, Juan Johnson, was awarded $21 million in
a wrongful conviction lawsuit
against a detective.
Glyn Vincent wrote on Huffington Post that the five men exonerated after serving years in the Central Park jogger case are the “
Editorials and op-ed articles continued to run around the country this week disagreeing with the Supreme Court’s decision last week to deny DNA testing to Innocence Project client William Osborne. Opinion pieces ran in the
Cleveland Plain Dealer
San Francisco Chronicle
and other publications.
Human Rights Watch researcher Sarah Tofte wrote in the San Francisco Chronicle about
the injustice of thousands of untested rape kits in California
Reporter Maurice Possley wrote on The Crime Report about
new medical research in shaken baby cases
that could call countless convictions into question.
A decision is expected Monday
from the U.S. Supreme Court on a habeas corpus petition from Troy Davis, who has spent two decades on Georgia’s death row for a murder he says he didn’t commit.
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