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NCIP Board Member Jennifer Thompson and Exoneree Ronald Cotton Honored at Victims’ Rights Service Awards Ceremony

NCIP Board Member Jennifer Thompson and exoneree Ronald Cotton were recognized by the Department of Justice at the Victims’ Rights Service Awards ceremony on Tuesday. Attorney General Eric Holder presided over the event, honoring Jennifer and Ronald for their extraordinary

‘Life Beyond Freedom’ Created to Provide Services for Exonerees in California

Life Beyond Freedom, a non-profit organization co-founded in July 2013 by justice advocates Jack Cummings and Daniel Jenkins, works to provide resources for wrongfully convicted individuals transitioning from incarceration back into society. Life Beyond Freedom will support exonerees in California through education, therapy, financial

Exoneree Kirk Bloodsworth to Receive NCIP’s 2015 Cookie Ridolfi Freedom Award

Kirk Bloodsworth, the first death row inmate to be exonerated based on DNA testing, will be honored at NCIP’s eighth annual Justice for All awards dinner on March 12, 2015. In 1984, Bloodsworth was wrongfully convicted and sentenced to death

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

Northern California Innocence Project Exonerees to Receive Compensation for Wrongful Imprisonment

Governor Brown recently approved compensation to Northern California Innocence Project clients Franky Carrillo Jr. and Johnny Williams for their decades of wrongful imprisonment. This came after approval by the Legislature and the California Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board’s recommendation

NIJ Releases Report: Mending Justice-Sentinel Event Reviews

The National Institute of Justice released a report today which explores the feasibility of using a learning-from-error model in criminal justice. The report, Mending Justice: Sentinel Events Reviews, draws on lessons from the medical and aviation fields and offers perspectives on using