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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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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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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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Supreme Court Gets Chance to Rule on Prosecutorial Misconduct

The Supreme Court has the opportunity to take a stand against prosecutorial misconduct this Friday when the justices will decide whether or not to hear Wolfe v. Clarke. Wolfe v. Clarke involves a murder conviction that was overturned due to

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Vermont Passes Reforms to Reduce Wrongful Convictions

The Vermont Senate passed important legislation last week to help ensure that criminal investigations are as fair and accurate as possible. S184 is designed to reform eyewitness identification procedures so that lineups are given by an officer not investigating the

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Two Brooklyn Men Exonerated Through DNA Evidence

Antonio Yarbough and Sharrif Wilson of Brooklyn, New York, were exonerated Thursday after spending more than 21 years behind bars for three murders they did not commit. In 1992, Yarbough’s mother, sister, and another girl were stabbed and strangled to

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Record Number of U.S. Exonerations in 2013

According to a report by the National Registry of Exonerations, a record high number of 87 men and women who were wrongfully convicted of crime in the United States were exonerated in 2013. The National Registry of Exonerations is a

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City in Texas Establishes Monument Honoring Exoneree

30 years after wrongfully convicting Timothy Cole or rape, the city of Lubbock, Texas has installed a statue of Cole in an effort to honor Cole and recognize and remember the miscarriage of justice that sent him to prison. Cole

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