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Southern California Man Released After Serving 36 Years in Prison

Michael Hanline, California’s longest-serving wrongfully convicted inmate, was released from Ventura County Superior Court on November 24th after serving 36 years behind bars for a wrongful murder conviction. In 1978, Ventura resident J.T. McGarry, a friend and associate of Hanline,

Two Dallas Men Released After Serving 15 Years Behind Bars

Dennis Lee Allen and Stanley Orson Mozee were released last Tuesday after Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins recommended that their murder convictions be overturned. In 2000, Allen and Mozee were convicted and sentenced to life in prison for the

Jennifer Thompson: Harm Multiplies When the Innocent are Wrongfully Convicted

NCIP friend Jennifer Thompson knows firsthand that wrongful conviction has far reaching consequences, not only for the innocent man or woman who loses years in prison but also for the original victims, families, law enforcement and potentially other victims of

Los Angeles Woman Exonerated After 17 Years Behind Bars

Los Angeles county resident Susan Mellen, 59, was recently exonerated after spending 17 years in prison for a wrongful murder conviction. Based solely on the false testimony of a woman with an extensive history of giving false information to law

National Academy of Sciences Issues Groundbreaking Report on Eyewitness Identification and Reform

The National Academy of Sciences published a breakthrough report Thursday evaluating scientific research on memory and eyewitness identification. As eyewitness misidentification is one of the leading causes of wrongful convictions in the United States, the report recommends best practices to