Monthly Archives: December 2009

27 Exonerations Nationwide in ’09

The Innocence Network, an affiliation of 54 innocence projects nationally and internationally, released its annual report this week detailing all of the known exonerations from 2009. The 27 individuals came from 12 states and served a total of 421 years … Continue reading

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Georgia Stops Execution for DNA Testing

Carlton Gary was scheduled to be executed on December 21, 2009. In an extraordinary setp, just 5 days before that date, the Georgia Supreme Court postponed the execution of Carlton Gary until DNA from the 30 year old crime can … Continue reading

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Dallas County DA Craig Watkins: “We’ve seen the results of tough on crime. It doesn’t work.”

Dallas County DA Craig Watkins appeared with Stephen Colbert last night and explained his Conviction Integrity Unit and the need for prosecutors to investigate and work to prevent wrongful convictions. These types of units are gaining popularity across the country. … Continue reading

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