Chicago’s conviction integrity unit doing its work plus continued state by state attempts to improve criminal justice.
- In NY, the wrongfully convicted petition for prosecutorial oversight
- Colorado to consider eyewitness lineup reforms
- In Japan, will wrongful convictions be catalyst for criminal justice reform?
- With a judge’s order throwing out his murder conviction in-hand, Tyrone Hood truly became a free man as he was exonerated at a Monday morning hearing after spending more than 20 years in prison for a slaying he’s continued to insist he did not commit.
“I can’t even describe how I feel right now,” he said. Nearly a month ago, outgoing Gov. Pat Quinn commuted Hood’s sentence, releasing him from prison. The decision by Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez to dismiss the convictions against Hood and his co-defendant Wayne Washington, Jr. follows more than two years of investigation by her office’s conviction integrity unit – which began looking into the case in 2012 after the University of Chicago’s Exoneration Project championed Hood’s…
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