Monthly Archives: March 2012

Public Hearing Friday on SB 1153 – Innocence Should Not Be Time-Barred

At the time Pennsylvania’s post-conviction access laws were passed in 1995, DNA exonerations were not yet on the radar.  We certainly did not have the awareness then about the flaws in the criminal justice system, and how innocent people can … Continue reading

Giving Back in the Name of Justice

Jeffrey Deskovic was just 17 when he was convicted of rape and second-degree murder in the 1989 death of Angela Correa, a 15-year-old high school freshman. Deskovic was sentenced to 15 years to life in prison. However, in September of … Continue reading

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Act4Innocence in Pennsylvania Launch: Eyewitness Mis-Identifications & Wrongful Convictions

The Pennsylvania Innocence Project has launched a powerful campaign to create better access to justice in Pennsylvania.  The Act4Innocence in Pennsylvania Campaign aims to support the implementation of practices that will better protect the innocent such as revitalized eyewitness identification procedures, required … Continue reading

Pennsylvania Innocence Project to Launch “Act 4 Innocence in Pennsylvania” Campaign

The Pennsylvania Innocence Project will soon launch a comprehensive public education campaign to support innocence legislation and policies in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  The Act 4 Innocence in Pennsylvania Campaign has two main parts: —; encouraging people to raise awareness … Continue reading

Rape Suspect Laughs at Mistakes of Bronx DA’s Office

A tremendous police backlog and mistakes from the district attorney’s office in the Bronx will free a man whose DNA links him to three violent sexual assaults. Brian Brockington, currently imprisoned on Ricker’s Island, was arrested in 2007 on rape … Continue reading

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