News 09.15.17

This Week in Innocence News – September 15, 2017

By Innocence Staff

Here are some of this week’s news highlights:

Wrongly convicted forced into plea deals to gain freedom
In many wrongful conviction cases, innocent people are pressured by prosecutors into taking plea deals in exchange for their freedom, despite solid evidence of their innocence. ProPublica

Netflix series explores false confessions
A new Netflix documentary series explores the issue of false confessions by delving into homicide cases in which an innocent person initially took responsibility for the crime. Read more

New York man acquitted of double murder and released after 16 years
Selwyn Days was acquitted of a 1998 double murder to which he falsely confessed in 2001. The Journal News

Lawsuit claims Chicago Police framed 15 men for drug crimes
The Exoneration Project filed a petition to vacate the convictions of 15 men who say Chicago police extorted and framed them along with other residents of their South Side housing project. Chicago Tonight
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