News 04.08.08

Put an end to Mississippi autopsy misconduct

The Innocence Project and the Mississippi Innocence Project today formally asked officials to revoke the medical license of Dr. Steven Hayne, whose fraud and misconduct has led to an unknown number of wrongful convictions. Evidence uncovered by the Innocence Project shows that Hayne has repeatedly broken Mississippi laws governing medical practice. He claims to conduct more than 80% of Mississippi’s criminal autopsies, and his practices have come under serious scrutiny this year after two men – Kennedy Brewer and Levon Brooks – were exonerated, 15 years after Hayne’s testimony helped convict them of capital crimes they did not commit.

Read today’s Innocence Project press release on the allegation requesting that Hayne’s license be revoked and download the full content of the summary letter sent to Mississippi officials


Learn more about the Brewer and Brooks cases


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