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Just a Shout Out to Temple University Beasley School of Law – Thank You!

Since our electricity is temporarily out (due to City construction), seemed like a good time to say a belated “thank you” to our partner, Temple University Beasley School of Law. Like a few other innocence organizations, the Pennsylvania Innocence Project … Continue reading

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Han Tak Lee is Headed Home – 24 Years After Being Convicted Although No Crime Occurred!

On Friday August 22, 2014, Han Tak Lee will breathe the air of freedom for the first time in 24 years. In 1989, Mr. Lee’s daughter died in a tragic fire at a religious retreat cabin they shared. Mr. Lee … Continue reading

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Eugene Gilyard, Part 3: Asking for Justice

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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

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“Under the right conditions even you could falsely confess to a crime:” False confessions getting more attention in the mainstream press

There have been a lot of articles appearing recently about false confessions – it seems that quite a few major news outlets have been trying to raise awareness of the frequency and causes of false confessions. This guest post on … Continue reading

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Why Not Just Test the DNA?

On March 7, the Supreme Court decided Skinner v. Switzer and held that death-row inmate Henry Skinner may bring a claim in federal court under civil rights law 42 U.S.C. § 1983. Skinner is attempting to challenge a Texas law … Continue reading

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