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The Prisoner's Daughternew

What if your dad had been doing time for murder for as long as you'd known him? How would it feel to learn he may have been wrongfully convicted?
The Village Voice  |  Albert Samaha  |  06-11-2014  |  Features

The Wrong Side of Rightsnew

Alfred Cleveland is not a murderer. Alfred Cleveland has spent 16 years in prison for murder
Cleveland Scene  |  Eric Sandy  |  04-18-2013  |  Crime & Justice

'About the Most Airtight Case of Innocence'new

How a legal storm capsized a petition to free a man who's been imprisoned for three decades.
Chicago Reader  |  Michael Miner  |  04-12-2011  |  Crime & Justice

Did a False Confession and Faulty Arson Science Land Alredo Guardiola in Prison for 19 Years and Counting?new

A six-month Observer investigation of the case -- using new research into arson and false confessions -- shows that he is probably innocent.
The Texas Observer  |  Dave Mann  |  10-14-2009  |  Crime & Justice

Freed After 24 Years of False Imprisonment, Darryl Burton Forgives Younew

Burton didn't just survive prison -- he met other innocents there, too, victims of a flawed justice system. Now, he says, it's his calling to do something about it.
The Pitch  |  Nadia Pflaum  |  09-29-2009  |  Crime & Justice

Michigan Law Clinic Springs Two Men from Prisonnew

The University of Michigan Innocence Clinic -- considered the first such law school project in the country to tackle cases without DNA evidence -- celebrated its first success recently when Marvin Reed and his nephew Deshawn were released from prison.
Metro Times  |  Sandra Svoboda  |  08-11-2009  |  Crime & Justice

Ed Graf May Be a Victim of Flawed Arson Sciencenew

Ed Graf was sentenced to life for burning his two young stepsons alive. Two decades later, science may exonerate him.
The Texas Observer  |  Dave Mann  |  06-03-2009  |  Crime & Justice

Death Row Inmate Brett Hartmann Says He Can Prove His Innocencenew

Hartmann says that when he was first arrested for murder, he didn't take it seriously enough, because he knew he didn't do it. He put his faith in his lawyers. He never expected to be sentenced to death.
Cleveland Scene  |  James Renner  |  03-26-2009  |  Crime & Justice

How Many Innocent People Has Harris County, Texas, Sent to Prison?new

Texas has experienced 34 DNA exonerations -- more than any other state -- and "these compounding exonerations," as State Senator Rodney Ellis says, "are clear and convincing evidence that our criminal justice system is broken."
Houston Press  |  Randall Patterson  |  10-15-2008  |  Crime & Justice

Erick Daniels is Finally Freenew

Wrongly convicted of robbery, the 22-year-old served seven years before he was exonerated. Last week, Daniels went home for the first time since eighth grade.
INDY Week  |  Mosi Secret  |  09-25-2008  |  Crime & Justice

Ronald Hinton May Have Confessed to Rape and Murder, but Did He Really Do It?new

The confession of Hinton, who was convicted of raping a murdering a child, outweighed indications that he might not have done it.
Baltimore City Paper  |  Van Smith  |  08-05-2008  |  Crime & Justice

DNA Has All but Cleared Bill Dillon of a 27-Year-Old Murder; The State Doesn't Seem to Carenew

Add the recent DNA exoneration to all the problems associated with his farce of a trial nearly three decades ago, and one has to wonder why Bill Dillon still sits in state prison.
Orlando Weekly  |  Deanna Morey  |  07-31-2008  |  Crime & Justice

One Exoneree Finds Purpose in Advocacy, Closure in ID of Perpnew

Ken Wyniemko spent nearly a decade behind bars for a rape. His most pressing concern was surviving. His second was proving his innocence. He succeeded at both.
Metro Times  |  Sandra Svoboda  |  07-08-2008  |  Crime & Justice

DNA Points to Perp in Rape for Which Wrong Man Did Timenew

Five years ago, Ken Wyniemko was released from the Michigan prison system, exonerated after a decade behind bars for a rape that DNA evidence concluded he did not commit. On Wednesday, police confirmed that a match has been made to the DNA collected at the scene of the 1994 Macomb County rape for which Wyniemko was arrested, convicted and incarcerated.
Metro Times  |  Sandra Svoboda  |  07-01-2008  |  Crime & Justice

Outlook is Bleak for Man Who Claims He Was Falsely Convictednew

Things aren't looking too good for Fredrick Freeman, who is serving a life sentence for the 1986 murder of Scott Macklem in Port Huron. He's exhausted his state appeals and now has filed a habeas petition in U.S. District Court in Detroit. That case is still pending.
Metro Times  |  Staff  |  07-01-2008  |  Crime & Justice

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