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NCIP Legal Director Linda Starr Discusses Flawed FBI Testimony in Interview with KSRO Newstalk Radio

NCIP Legal Director Linda Starr interviewed with 1350 KSRO Newstalk of Sonoma County on Tuesday morning to explicate upon the Justice Department and FBI’s recent acknowledgment that for over a two-decade period before 2000, almost all examiners in an elite

$6 Million Awarded to Connecticut Exoneree Now Serving on Parole Board

The state of Connecticut has awarded exoneree Kenneth Ireland $6 million in compensation for a wrongful rape and murder conviction that sent him to prison for 21 years. In 1989, Ireland was convicted for the 1986 rape and murder of Barbara

Man Wrongfully Convicted of Arson-Murder Released After 24 Years

Han Tak Lee, 79, was released Friday after spending 24 years behind bars in a Pennsylvania prison for a wrongful arson-murder conviction. A federal judge ruled this month that the conviction was based on faulty fire science and ultimately overturned

NCIP-Sponsored Bill to Help Prevent Wrongful Convictions Heads to Governor Brown

California Senate Bill 1058, which would help exonerate innocent men and women who have been wrongfully convicted of crimes, is headed to Governor Jerry Brown’s desk. Authored by Senator Mark Leno, the legislation would allow a judge to overturn a wrongful

New Evidence Revealed in Potential Wrongful Execution Case

The Marshall Project, a newly formed nonprofit criminal justice journalism group, wrote a story published in the Washington Post today revealing new evidence of misconduct by a Texas prosecutor that may have led to the wrongful execution of Cameron Todd

Legislation Introduced in U.S. Congress to Advance Forensic Science Reform

On February 12, 2014, Chairman John D. (Jay) Rockefeller introduced The Forensic Science and Standards Act of 2014 to improve forensic science reform efforts by prioritizing scientific research and supporting long-term cooperation between scientists and various members of the criminal