This Week in Innocence News – October 20, 2017

10.20.17 By Innocence Staff

This Week in Innocence News – October 20, 2017

Here are some of this week’s news highlights:

No lawyers for many South Carolina defendants
A story in the New York Times last week revealed that defendants in South Carolina are being sent to jail and prison without ever seeing an attorney. The New York Times

Kansas mom details 23-year struggle to free her son
The Kansas City Star detailed the 23-year struggle Rosie McIntyre endured to clear her son Lamonte, who was exonerated on Friday of a 1994 double-murder. The Kansas City Star

Wrongful convictions from the perspective of a former prosecutor 
Mark Godsey, founder and director of the Ohio Innocence Project and law professor at the University of Cincinnati, spoke to Wisconsin Public Radio on Monday about his new book: Blind Injustice: A Former Prosecutor Exposes the Psychology and Politics of Wrongful Convictionswhich was released last week. Listen

George Perrot exonerated after nearly 30 years
Prosecutors dismissed the indictment against George Perrot on Wednesday, bringing to a close his nearly three-decade fight for justice. Perrot spent nearly 30 years in prison for a 1985 sexual assault he did not commit. Read more

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