Category Archives: Exoneration costs

Forensics: 6th largest ever. Brooklyn DA to toss 378 convictions in ‘mass exoneration’

The effort is “the sixth largest mass dismissal of convictions in U.S. history,” the DA’s office said. — Read on http://www.ny1.com/nyc/all-boroughs/news/2022/09/07/brooklyn-da-to-toss-378-convictions

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Forensics: Mass exonerations. 7 convictions tied to ex-Chicago cop vacated in what may be largest mass-exoneration for murder in U.S. history

Reynaldo Guevara – a former member of a police department dogged by decades of scandal, cover-ups and brutality – has never been charged with a crime. — Read on http://www.cbsnews.com/news/7-murder-convictions-tossed-tied-to-reynaldo-guevara-retired-chicago-cop/

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Forensics: LDF Submits Amicus Brief to Supreme Court Defending Due Process to Post-Conviction DNA Testing in Capital Case

LDF Submits Amicus Brief to Supreme Court Defending Due Process to Post-Conviction DNA Testing in Capital Case — Read on http://www.naacpldf.org/press-release/ldf-submits-amicus-brief-to-supreme-court-defending-due-process-to-post-conviction-dna-testing-in-capital-case/

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Forensics: Dirty cop and coerced witness. Kansas wrongful conviction lawsuit reaches $12.5M settlement. Taxpayers’s not the cops bear the cost.

A local government in Kansas has agreed to pay $12.5 million to a man and his mother after he spent 23 years in prison for a double murder he did not commit. — Read on http://www.newsobserver.com/news/nation-world/national/article263100808.html

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Forensics: Clueless Judge denies advanced DNA testing in West Memphis 3 case

Judge says since Echols is no longer in prison he has no privilege to argue his innocence. What “law” is that based on? Judge denies advanced DNA testing in West Memphis 3 case – Talk Business & Politics — Read … Continue reading

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Forensics: NO IMMUNITY. Federal Appeals Court Rules that Louisiana Prosecutor and Police Officer Who Fabricated Evidence are Not Immune from Civil Rights Lawsuit by Former Death-Row Prisoner | Death Penalty Information Center

Michael Wearry , a Louisiana prisoner whose conviction and death sentence were overturned by the U.S Supreme Court in 2016 because prosecutors withheld… — Read on deathpenaltyinfo.org/news/federal-appeals-court-rules-that-louisiana-prosecutor-and-police-officer-who-fabricated-evidence-are-not-immune-from-civil-rights-lawsuit-by-former-death-row-prisoner

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Forensics: 1/2 of women prisoners are indigenous. Senators call for exoneration of 12 Indigenous women who endured ‘systemic inequality’ in Canada’s criminal justice system

In a report released Monday, Senators Dawn Anderson, Yvonne Boyer and Kim Pate call for an exoneration of 12 Indigenous women, who they say have endured a pattern of discrimination, inequality and violence within the criminal justice system — Read … Continue reading

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Forensics: Junk Science and the American Criminal Justice System: Fabricant, M. Chris: Amazon.com

Just published. Already has rave reviews. Junk Science and the American Criminal Justice System [Fabricant, M. Chris] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Junk Science and the American Criminal Justice System — Read on http://www.amazon.com/Science-American-Criminal-Justice-System/dp/1636140300/ref=nodl_

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Forensics: Robert DuBoise Sues Police, Dr. Richard Souviron

A man in Florida who was exonerated after spending 37 years in prison for a 1983 rape and murder filed a lawsuit against police officials and the forensic dentist who testified against him, claiming they “knowingly fabricated” evidence used to … Continue reading

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Forensics: False/misleading forensics compose 24% of wrongfully convicted nation wide. Michiganders have lost more than 1,415 years of freedom

Deniers of these stats blame the lawyers. Wrongful convictions have led to Michiganders spending at least 1,417 years in prison. Nationwide, exonerees have lost at least 26,289 years to prison. — Read on http://www.fox2detroit.com/news/wrongfully-convicted-michiganders-have-lost-more-than-1415-years-of-freedom

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