Category Archives: costs of wrongful convictions

Forensics: Curtis Crosland: Philadelphia man convicted of murder is freed by evidence that was on file for more than 30 years

Curtis Crosland: Philadelphia man convicted of murder is freed by evidence that was on file for more than 30 years – CNN — Read on amp.cnn.com/cnn/2021/07/31/us/curtis-crosland-philadelphia-murder-exoneration/index.html

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Forensics: Washington State Patrol’s toxicology lab ran tests in office contaminated by meth, possibly jeopardizing thousand of cases

SEATTLE – Behind the locked doors of a third-floor office in South Seattle, countertop instruments filled with dozens of tiny vials feed data to nearby monitors while performing scores of tests each day in pursuit of justice. — Read on … Continue reading

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Forensics: Chicago should settle cases of wrongful convictions based on police torture

Time and time again the dollars paid in wrongful conviction cases, including Jon Burge cases, show that an early reasonable settlement would have saved the city millions of dollars. — Read on chicago.suntimes.com/2021/7/21/22587031/chicago-settled-police-torture-wrongful-conviction-lori-lightfoot-robert-smith

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Forensics: A story of botched forensics and malicious prosecution. Free Keith Davis Jr.

This is not uncommon. A DA hoping for a plea deal contining to recharge despite numerous failures. This is the story of Keith Davis Jr. This story could be any one of our stories. — Read on keithdavisjr.com/

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Forensics: How an exoneration of Anthony Porter’s case led to abolition of death penalty in Illinois

John Hanlon said Anthony Porter’s case and exoneration in 1999 played a significant role in ultimately abolishing the death penalty in Illinois. — Read on http://www.sj-r.com/story/news/2021/07/11/anthony-porters-case-led-abolition-death-penalty-illinois/7910773002/

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Forensics: Coerced confession ignored. Illinois Appellate Court Denies Exonerated Man’s Innocence Certificate

Illinois Appellate Court Denies Exonerated Man’s Innocence Certificate – Chicago, IL – Wayne Washington spent 11 years in prison for a crime that he says he didn’t commit. — Read on patch.com/illinois/chicago/illinois-appellate-court-denies-exonerated-mans-innocence-certificate

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Forensics: The $2 Drug Test Keeping Inmates in Solitary – #junk#forensic#testing

Much like ICE using junk dental ageing opinions taught by the ABFO dental board which is promoted by the Nat’l Association of Medical Examiners. They put kids in adult dention centers. The $2 Drug Test Keeping Inmates in Solitary – … Continue reading

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Forensics: Exonerated Defendants Lost 25,000 Years to Wrongful Imprisonment

Exonerated Defendants Lost 25,000 Years to Wrongful Imprisonment | The Crime Report — Read on thecrimereport.org/2021/06/15/exonerated-defendants-lost-25000-years-to-wrongful-imprisonment/

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Forensics: “Autopsy of a bitemark case” convicting an innocent man. @theNAME1966

Of course the 2 dentists are ABFO members. csidds.com/2015/08/19/the-case-of-the-recaptured-bitemark-showing-how-judges-get-bamboozled/

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Forensics: Opinion | Ignoring deep-seated problems at D.C.’s crime lab will cost lives and taxpayers – The Washington Post

DC Politicos are whitewashing these issues. The Department of Forensic Sciences needs oversight and new leadership committed to scientific integrity. — Read on http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/06/11/dc-crime-lab-disaster-council-bowser/

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