Tag Archives: wrongful conviction

St. Louis Man Finally Free After Thirty Years

George Allen Jr. left a courthouse in Jefferson County, Missouri a free man on Wednesday after spending thirty years in jail for crimes he didn’t commit. To saw that it was a hard fought, gut-wrenching journey hardly describes the ordeal … Continue reading

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Ohio Man Freed After 21 Years on Death Row

After spending 21 years on death row in Ohio, 62-year old Michael Keenan is now a free man after a judge dismissed the 1988 murder charge against him. Keenan had been convicted of stabbing a man to death whose body … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Texas Exoneration Evokes Inquiry

Michael Morton, who served nearly 25 years in prison after being convicted for the 1986 murder of his wife, was officially exonerated on December 26, 2011. Morton had been sentenced to serve life in prison. At the time that he … Continue reading

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