Friday Roundup: Uncovering Misconduct
Long-time Innocence Project client Ralph Armstrong
was cleared in Wisconsin this week
after almost three decades in prison. His case is one of the worst examples of prosecutorial misconduct the Innocence Project has ever seen. Here’s more on Armstrong and a roundup of some other news from the week:
Several people discussed the implications of misconduct – and prosecutorial immunity – on Facebook and Twitter after the Armstrong case broke. Join the conversation on
CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360” continues its series on forensic science tonight at 10 p.m. EST with a report on Dr. Steven Hayne in Mississippi, who has been accused of reaching conclusions that go beyond science to fit what prosecutors need to secure convictions (this story was pushed back by breaking news last night).
Read the AC360 blog here
reported on the release of Bernard Baran
in Massachusetts and asked why the prosecutor in the case has never been investigated or disciplined for his role in the case.
We reported here on the U.S. Supreme Court’s groundbreaking decision in the case of Troy Davis, and Innocence Project Staff Attorney Ezekiel Edwards spoke about the case with
The Guardian focused on eyewitness misidentification and
the case of William Mills
Connecticut Innocence Project client Kenneth Ireland was fully cleared this week – he told the Associated Press being freed is like “
waking from a coma
Two Chicago men freed last month
were officially cleared Wednesday
when they received certificates of innocence, which entitle them to collect compensation under the state law (about $192,000 after serving 21 years in prison).
voted to compensate Arthur Lee Whitefield
and Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland said he supports
a bill that would expand prisoner access to DNA testing that can prove innocence
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