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Addressing the Impact of Wrongful Convictions on Crime Victims

From Addressing the Impact of Wrongful Convictions on Crime Victims, a fascinating paper at The National Institute of Justice, by Seri Irazola, Erin Williamson, Julie Stricker and Emily Niedzwiecki. We need to better understand how wrongful convictions affect the original crime victims and improve systemic support available to them. ©Comstock, Stockbyte (see reuse policy). Image […]

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North Carolina brothers pardoned, including one on death row for 3 decades

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Judge Disqualifies All 250 Orange County, CA Prosecutors !

Originally posted on Wrongful Convictions Blog:
In Orange County, CA, a case, in which the justice system should have been at its best, has deteriorated into a revalation of incompetence, corruption and perjury involving police, sheriff’s deputies, county counsel, and prosecutors. It has also come out that this systemic corruption, involving rights violations, “professional” jailhouse…

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From Death Row to Exoneration Thanks to DNA Testing

May 6, 2015 by Terri Sundquist Imagine being convicted of a crime for which you are not guilty—not some minor crime, but one of the most heinous crimes imaginable: the rape and murder of a young girl. Would you feel shock and anger at the injustice? Disappointment in the legal system that could make such […]

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Uncivil Twilight Released!

Two sisters, May and Nina Martin, 12 and 8, disappeared from the Glen Airy District at the base of the Baldwin Hills in Los Angeles on August 23, 1924. Most houses were no more than a few years old and some streets and lots were graded but houses were yet to be built. The children […]