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Los Angeles Woman Exonerated After 17 Years Behind Bars

Los Angeles county resident Susan Mellen, 59, was recently exonerated after spending 17 years in prison for a wrongful murder conviction. Based solely on the false testimony of a woman with an extensive history of giving false information to law

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NCIP Sponsored Bill to Improve Access to DNA Evidence Passes State Senate

NCIP is proud to announce that SB 980, a bill that improves the process for obtaining post conviction DNA testing, passed the California State Senate today. The bill, authored by Senator Ted Lieu and sponsored by NCIP and other organizations,

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Michigan Man Officially Exonerated After Wrongful Arson Conviction

Victor Caminata, a Michigan man convicted of arson in 2009, was officially exonerated on Wednesday after serving more than four years in prison. Caminata was released in July, but the case wasn’t formally dismissed and Caminata cleared until Judge William

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Freedom Fighters Documentary Awarded MacArthur Foundation Grant

Freedom Fighters, a documentary that follows a group of Texas exonerees as they form a detective agency to help exonerate other innocent inmates, received a MacArthur Foundation grant yesterday.  The $150,000 grant for Freedom Fighters will enable director Jamie Meltzer

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