News 11.08.07

Radio interview on bills before Michigan legislature

In an interview yesterday on Michigan Public Radio, the co-director of an organization that works to overturn wrongful convictions in Michigan said bills currently pending before the state’s legislature would improve access to DNA testing and help to prevent future wrongful convictions.

Donna McKneelen, the Co-Director of the

Cooley Innocence Project

at Cooley Law School (an

Innocence Network

member), said innocent inmates could possibly be denied DNA testing due to restrictions in the current law. A pending bill,

HB 5089

, would amend that law to remove unnecessary restrictions on applying for testing. McKneelen also said she supports the bill that would

provide compensation to exonerees

.


Listen to McKneelen’s interview here

.

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