Category Archives: criminal justice reform

Forensics: Demands for changing ‘The Entrenched Carceralism of Forensics.’ Weak judges, need for better science oversight.

The forensic system has deep structural flaws that may be beyond reform. It may be time to radically reimagine it. — Read on inquest.org/entrenched-carceralism-of-forensics/

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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: DC crime lab might not fully regain accreditation until early 2022

It could be early 2022 before the embattled D.C. crime lab regains its full accreditation to perform forensic testing, the lab’s interim director told a panel of science advisers last week. — Read on wtop.com/dc/2021/07/dc-crime-lab-might-not-fully-regain-accreditation-until-early-2022/

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Forensic examination: Unhappy bitemarkers in OZ. The case for a criminal review commission in Australia

Uneasy about improper use of their discipline, forensics experts call for an appeals body to protect against miscarriages of justice — Read on http://www.theguardian.com/law/2021/jul/18/forensic-examination-the-case-for-a-criminal-review-commission-in-australia

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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: Wrongfully Convicted Man Who Exonerated Himself While in Prison Launches Non-Profit to Help Others

55-year old Clyde Beasley was wrongfully incarcerated for many years in the state of California. Now as a free man, he has launched The Prison Reform Project to help other innocent prisoners and their families. — Read on http://www.blacknews.com/news/clyde-beasley-wrongfully-convicted-man-exonerated-himself-prison-launches-non-profit-help-others/

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Forensics: OC Prosecutors threaten to overcharge and extort in order to Operate Vast Genetic Surveillance Program

A DA’s office in California offers plea deals and dismissals for misdemeanor offenses — but only if people give up their DNA. — Read on theintercept.com/2021/07/03/orange-county-prosecutors-dna-surveillance/

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Forensics: A demand to U of Texas to halt faculty from doing “illegal” dental ageing reports for US immigration cases. #junk#forensic#science

innocenceproject.org/innocence-project-demands-university-stop-use-of-dental-age-estimation/

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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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