This Week in Innocence News: July 14, 2017

07.14.17 By Innocence Staff

This Week in Innocence News: July 14, 2017
Here are some of this week’s news highlights:

Video series documents New Jersey exoneree’s fight for freedom
The Asbury Park Press published a four-part video series about Innocence Project client Dion Harrell and his gripping story to secure justice after being wrongfully convicted of a 1988 rape in New Jersey. Watch here

Ohio death row exoneree urges governor to halt executions 
Ohio death row exoneree Dale Johnston penned an op-ed urging Governor John Kasich to halt the 27 executions scheduled through 2021. The Columbus Dispatch

Missouri man convicted of double-murder gets new hearing
Midwest Innocence Project client Ricky Kidd, who has served nearly half his life in prison for a 1996 double-murder he maintains he did not commit, will be back in court on Monday. Kidd says state public defenders did not provide him with an adequate defense. KCUR

Brooklyn man released after judge vacates 1995 murder conviction
Jabbar Washington, who falsely confessed to a 1995 murder and robbery, was released Wednesday after 20 years in prison when a judge vacated his conviction. The case is one of 40 cases handled by Detective Louis Scarcella that is being reinvestigated by the Brooklyn District Attorney’s conviction review unit. The New York Daily News

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Eric Stevens July 15, 2017 at 2:13 am Reply   

Who can help me personally on a non dna based exoneration where the state acknowledged their mistake via a hand signed letter but i am still a convicted felon complete with all disenfranchisement of civil society. Please help. Its been 16 years and counting. My children are the biggest victims.

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