This Week in Innocence News – October 27, 2017
10.27.17 By Innocence Staff
Here are some of this week’s news highlights:
New Orleans tests program to eliminate cash bail
New Orleans, dubbed “the most incarcerated city in the most incarcerated state” in the country by Mayor Mitch Landau, recently conducted a test of a pilot program to gauge the effect of eliminating cash bail in the district. Citylab
Alabama slow to compensate wrongfully convicted Alabama is dragging its feet to compensate wrongfully convicted residents for the years they spent unjustly behind bars, according to an investigation by WBRC.
Ohio woman who claims innocence in 1994 murder to be released
Tyra Patterson, who has spent more than two decades in prison for a murder she maintains she had no part in, will walk free by Christmas after a parole board ordered her release. The Guardian
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Khalifa Judge November 1, 2017 at 10:56 am
Ohio, like all other states, has a population of innocent prisoners, some even on Death Row. It is imperative that these people’s lives be preserved until every stitch of guilt or innocence has been investigated.