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I know that with the Presidential primaries in full swing, with deeply contested races in both parties, that the news is dominated by this, as is our community here. It is to be expected that other ...
by Jay Elias
Comment Count 193 comments on Wed Jan 23, 2008 at 12:35 AM PST with 873 Recommends
Today in NC two innocent men were freed 30 years after being wrongfully convicted of murder. Which means for thirty years the innocent 11 year old girl left lying in a field after being raped and ...
by stellaluna
Comment Count 204 comments on Tue Sep 02, 2014 at 05:56 PM PDT with 427 Recommends
To follow up on my diary from a few days ago , there was some talk in the comments about resources being wasted, essentially, on inmates who seem to have no redeeming qualities, for whom certainty ...
by tytalus
Comment Count 66 comments on Sat Apr 28, 2012 at 10:32 AM PDT with 108 Recommends
[Promoted from the Diaries by Meteor Blades because plenty of such stories don't have such comparatively "happy endings."] On Thursday, after ...
by coryDMI
Comment Count 130 comments on Sat Jan 05, 2008 at 06:56 AM PST with 106 Recommends
In his [released http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/16/washington/16attorneys.html?pagewanted=2] statement to the Senate, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales closed by saying that he hopes that the issue ...
by Jay Elias
Comment Count 50 comments on Mon Apr 16, 2007 at 05:46 PM PDT with 43 Recommends
It is difficult to fathom that thirty-nine innocent Texans have spent more than five hundred years in prison for crimes they did not commit. This alarming figure is detailed in a new report issued ...
by John Terzano The Justice Project
Comment Count 14 comments on Wed Mar 25, 2009 at 09:27 AM PDT with 36 Recommends
Last week, after spending 28 years in prison for a murder he did not commit William Dillon was finally freed. DNA testing conducted by the Florida Innocence Project convinced prosecutors in Brevard ...
by John Terzano The Justice Project
Comment Count 7 comments on Mon Dec 15, 2008 at 10:45 AM PST with 21 Recommends
There are innocent people in jail. No one knows exactly how many there are, but everyone knows there are some. This is, sadly, an unavoidable consequence of how our system works. Ask Johnny Williams,
by HawksLoveDoves
Comment Count 10 comments on Thu Mar 14, 2013 at 01:32 PM PDT with 20 Recommends
Two more innocent men have been freed from death row. Just last week, Yancy Douglas and Paris Powell became the 137th and ...
by John Terzano The Justice Project
Comment Count 6 comments on Mon Oct 12, 2009 at 06:15 AM PDT with 20 Recommends
Right now, there are more than 3,100 inmates on death row -- more than 60% of them members of racial or ethnic minorities. Over time, Supreme Court Justices have fine-tuned the circumstances under ...
by Bill Moyers
Comment Count 5 comments on Thu Mar 28, 2013 at 11:14 AM PDT with 17 Recommends
In 1993, Levon "Bo" Jones was sentenced to death for a crime he did not commit. Yesterday, a free man surrounded by family, he spoke about his innocence and his hope that those responsible for his ...
by deathwatch
Comment Count 6 comments on Tue May 06, 2008 at 09:19 AM PDT with 17 Recommends
After seventeen years, Gregory Taylor was finally freed on February 17th when the three judge panel of the ...
by John Terzano The Justice Project
Comment Count 7 comments on Thu Mar 04, 2010 at 12:47 PM PST with 16 Recommends
Here are the top stories in criminal justice reform, taken from the Justice Newsladder.
by Jeff Miller The Justice Project
Comment Count 6 comments on Fri May 02, 2008 at 01:30 PM PDT with 16 Recommends
Here are the top stories in criminal justice reform, taken from the Justice Newsladder. Despite opposition from Gov. Rick Perry,
by Jeff Miller The Justice Project
Comment Count 1 comments on Fri May 23, 2008 at 10:30 AM PDT with 13 Recommends
Good Morning Kossacks and Welcome to Morning Open Thread (MOT) We're known as the MOTley Crew and you can find us here every morning at 7:00 am Eastern (and perhaps sometimes earlier!). Feel free ...
by P Carey
Comment Count 30 comments on Fri Mar 21, 2014 at 03:34 AM PDT with 12 Recommends
Last month, ...
by John Terzano The Justice Project
Comment Count 4 comments on Wed May 19, 2010 at 11:40 AM PDT with 7 Recommends
The continued lack of standard policies in the states for post-conviction DNA testing is troubling. It is time for states to act. With so many exonerations across the country proving that our ...
by John Terzano The Justice Project
Comment Count 1 comments on Tue Jun 09, 2009 at 06:28 AM PDT with 5 Recommends
http://www.buildingbridgesradio.blogspot.com/2013/01/against-death-penalty-wrongful.html Building Bridges National Edition Produced by Mimi Rosenberg & Ken ...
by buildingbridgesradio
Comment Count 1 comments on Tue Jan 29, 2013 at 01:06 PM PST with 1 Recommend