News 08.04.17

This Week in Innocence News – August 4, 2017

By Innocence Staff

Here are some of this week’s news highlights:

Justice is slow for wrongly convicted in Illinois
Four cases out of McLean County in Illinois illustrate the many challenges in the process of reversing a criminal conviction based on an actual innocence claim. The Bloomington Pantagraph

Innocence Project’s Jarrett Adams featured on Nightly News with Lester Holt
A segment on Innocence Project Post-Conviction Litigation Fellow Jarrett Adams was featured on Nightly News with Lester Holt on Wednesdaynight. Watch here
Jarrett will be taking your questions on Facebook live Monday, August 7 at 3pm ET.

New DNA testing may exonerate Tennessee woman of mother’s murder
The Innocence Project is working to use updated DNA testing methods to identify the sources of biological material found at the scene of a 2005 murder to prove the innocence of the victim’s daughter, Noura Jackson, who was convicted of the crime in 2009. The New York Times Magazine

New York man’s conviction overturned due to prosecutorial misconduct
An appeals court overturned Vance Haskell’s conviction on Tuesday because, during his 1998 trial, prosecutors did not correct a witness when she lied on the stand. Delaware Law Weekly
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  1. Keith Cooper says:

    We need make corrections to our justice system hold the courts responsible for STOLEN FREEDOM

    • Patrick dickens says:
      Hold detectives accountable for any misconduct; also prosecutors but to blame the court is to allow the guilty to go free and punish the innocent tax payer.

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