Monthly Archives: February 2012

Massachusetts Passes Forensic Analysis Legislation

The state of Massachusetts has passed a bill that will lessen the amount wrongful conviction at no extra cost to taxpayers. A win-win situation. Governor Deval Patrick signed the bill into law last week. Representative Eugene L. O’Flaherty was pivotal … Continue reading

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New International Wrongful Convictions Blog Debuts

Launched today, the Wrongful Convictions Blog covers any and all issues–wherever they arise in the world–related to the problem of wrongful conviction of the innocent. Edited by scholars, scientists, and attorneys, involved in the exoneration of the innocent the blog … Continue reading

Posted in Forensic Science, General, Wrongful Conviction

Will Pennsylvania Supreme Court Consider U.S. Supreme Court Message?

If you saw someone commit a crime, would you be able to describe them accurately if questioned after the fact? Did you know that 75% of all wrongful convictions that occur within the United States stem from faulty eyewitness testimony, … Continue reading

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New York State to Expand DNA Database

The New York State Senate passed a bill that will expand the state’s DNA database for convicted criminals. Previously, the state required that DNA be collected from those convicted of felonies and certain misdemeanors. In a bill passed last month, … Continue reading

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Fund Established in Connecticut to Help the Wrongfully Convicted

Kenneth Ireland was 18 years old when he was sent to jail for 21 years, until DNA testing conducted on crime scene evidence exonerated him. While no price can be placed on freedom, Ireland left prison with nothing but the … Continue reading

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