Tag Archives: Pennsylvania

PA Senate Votes to Expand DNA Testing in Crimes

Currently in the state of Pennsylvania, you must submit a DNA sample taken from the inside of your cheek after being convicted of a serious felony. However, legislation sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi will soon change this, allowing … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania Lawmakers Consider Restitution for the Wrongly Convicted

You have just been exonerated after DNA evidence has proven you innocent after a wrongful conviction. You are now a free person, but you have no money, no collateral…you have nothing. Who is going to pay the years lost in … Continue reading

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The vital importance of preserving biological evidence

As an innocence project, we focus not only on reversing wrongful convictions, but also on preventing wrongful convictions in the first place.  One crucial part of such prevention is promoting methods and practices that will aid law enforcement officials in … Continue reading

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Volunteer Training — Tuesday May 19th, 12 – 1

The Pennsylvania Innocence Project will hold its first training session for volunteers on Tuesday May 19th from 12 – 1 at Duane Morris (30 S. 17th Street).  No legal or criminal experience is necessary to volunteer.  If you plan on attending, … Continue reading

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Case Update: Commonwealth v. Anthony Wright

This morning the Pennsylvania Supreme Court heard oral arguments on a very important question of Pennsylvania law relating to post-conviction DNA testing requests. Continue reading

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Welcome to the Official Weblog of the Pennsylvania Innocence Project! We hope to share news, updates, and educational information of interest to all who are concerned with exonerating those who have been wrongly convicted. We’re just getting started, so check … Continue reading

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