Weekly Roundup: Honoring the Exonerated and Reviewing the Justice System


North Carolina

exoneree Darryl Hunt

will receive an

honorary degree from Duke University

in the institution’s springtime commencement.


Two years after the

exoneration of Donald Gates

in Washington, D.C., sparked further examination of similar cases, a

review by the U.S. Attorney’s Office

claims that none of 229 cases that were reviewed had a viable claim of actual innocence.


The Innocence Network UK has called for

an overhaul of the Criminal Cases Review Commission

(CCRC), the independent entity set up to investigate possible miscarriages of justice in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. 


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