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Washington D.C. Man Wrongfully Convicted of Murder, Granted Certificate of Innocence

A Washington D.C. Superior Court judge has officially exonerated Cleveland Wright, 56, who spent 28 years behind bars for a wrongful murder conviction before he was released from prison in 2007. Judge Laura A. Cordero declared Wright innocent of the 1978

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L.A. County Launches Conviction Integrity Unit to Review Wrongful-Conviction Claims

The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office under Jackie Lacey is launching a conviction integrity unit comprised of three prosecutors, a senior investigator, and a paralegal to address claims of wrongful conviction. The new unit follows a rise in wrongful-conviction

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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

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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

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‘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

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