Northern California Innocence Project

This blog will contain information and updates on issues surrounding wrongful conviction.


National Innocence Network Conference Presenter Speaks Out Against “Wrongful Liberty”

At the National Innocence Network Conference last weekend in Portland, Oregon, Professor Frank Baumgartner at The University of North Carolina addressed the consequences of “wrongful liberty.” Wrongful liberty refers to the tragic situation in which an innocent man or woman

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Over 100 Exonerees Celebrated at Innocence Network Conference

Over the weekend, 500 justice advocates gathered in Portland, Oregon for the annual Innocence Network conference. Approximately 116 were exonerees who spent 1749 years in prison for crimes they didn’t commit, and the others included attorneys and other staff who

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Senate Bill 980 to Improve Access to DNA Testing in California

Wrongfully convicted prisoners seeking exoneration could be given improved access to DNA testing through the passage of Senate Bill 980. Introduced by California State Senator Ted Lieu, the bill would provide greater access to available evidence for people requesting DNA

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Quattrone Center for the Fair Administration of Justice Hosts Inaugural Conference

Leading participants, experts, and scholars of criminal justice in the United States met last weekend during a two-day conference organized by the Quattrone Center for the Fair Administration of Justice at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. The Quattrone Center’s

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Glenn Ford Exonerated After 30 Years on Death Row

After 30 years on death row in Louisiana, Glenn Ford is now a free man. Ford was convicted in 1984 for a murder he did not commit. The victim, Isadore Rozeman, owned a small jewelry shop in Shreveport, LA. On

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Exoneree Gloria Killian to Be Featured on CNN’s “Death Row Stories”

Gloria Killian, exoneree and longtime friend of NCIP, will be featured on next week’s episode of “Death Row Stories,” a CNN Original series that attempts to discover the truth behind different capital murder cases and questions the numerous beliefs about

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2008 NCIP Media Award Recipients Release New Documentary

The Human Experiment, a documentary film, is screening at Cinequest Film Festival in San Jose on Thursday March 6rd and Saturday March 15th. The film, directed by Dana Nachman and Don Hardy, recipients of NCIP’s 2008 Media Award, explores the

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NCIP 2010 Pro Bono Award Recipient Alison Tucher Appointed Judge

Alison Tucher, former Morrison & Foerster LLP partner and NCIP’s 2010 Pro Bono Award recipient, was recently appointed a judge of the Superior Court of Alameda County. Governor Jerry Brown selected Tucher to fill the vacancy left by retired Judge

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Special Presentation by Dr. Itiel Dror on Cognitive Bias

Please join NCIP on Thursday, March 20th for “Experts in the Courtroom: Problems and Suggested Solutions,” a special presentation by Dr. Itiel Dror, a world-renowned expert on cognitive bias. Dr Dror is a neuroscientist whose research focuses on expert performance in

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NCIP 2013 Pro Bono Award Recipient Jim Donato to Serve as U.S. District Judge

Jim Donato, Shearman & Sterling LLP partner, NCIP’s 2013 Pro Bono Award recipient, and NCIP former advisory board member will serve as a U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of California. The Senate confirmed Donato’s nomination to serve on

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