News 07.07.17

This Week in Innocence News – July 7, 2017

By Innocence Staff

Here are some of this week’s news highlights:

Brendan Dassey case brings attention to coerced confessions
Criminal justice advocates say the focus on Brendan Dassey’s case has brought national attention to the issue of false confessions, especially by juveniles and other vulnerable people. The Daily Tribune


Op-ed: Department of Justice is obstructing forensic science reform
The Washington Post published an op-ed urging Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Department of Justice to reconsider their recent decision not to renew the National Commission on Forensic Science. The Washington Post


Netflix series on Central Park Five in the works
Director Ava DuVernay will be working with Netflix on a five part series about the Central Park Five which will premiere in 2019. CNN


Remembering exoneree Frank Sterling
Frank Sterling, who was wrongfully convicted of a 1988 murder and exonerated with the help of the Innocence Project in 2010, died last week at 53. The Democrat & Chronicle’s Gary Craig remembers Sterling and his case. The Democrat & Chronicle

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