Anthony Graves’ Blog

Welcome to my blog. I plan to write about my experiences in prison and my current life. I'll also post news stories that I find of interest. We'll see how this develops!


 
May 1, 2017

Death Penalty News: Rodricus Crawford Exonerated from Louisiana Death Row

Caddo Parish Prosecutors Drop Charges After Medical Evidence Suggests No Crime Occurred At the request of local prosecutors, a Caddo Parish, Louisiana trial court has dismissed […]
April 28, 2017

We’re jailing way more people who’ve been convicted of exactly nothing

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s promise to close the notoriously overcrowded and brutal Riker’s Island jail made national news last month, but less famous […]
April 27, 2017

Report Compares Texas’ Solitary Confinement Policies to Torture

During the decade he spent behind bars at the Polunsky Unit, the prison that houses all of Texas’ death row inmates, Alfred D. Brown would spend […]
April 27, 2017

The FBI convicted this man using hair analysis. It was a dog’s hair.

For a while now, thanks in part to the reporting of the Washington Post’s Spencer Hsu, it’s been known that something was not quite right with […]
April 26, 2017

Photos from the Rothko Chapel 2017 Symposium: An Act of Justice

I’d like to thank the Rothko Chapel for hosting the 2017 Symposium: An Act of Justice. Photos courtesy of Rothko Chapel/Runaway Products.
April 26, 2017

Mentally ill inmates seek punitive damages to change state prisons

For 22 years, the federal court in Sacramento has pounded the California Department of Corrections with orders and injunctions and slapped it with sanctions to get […]
April 25, 2017

Prosecutors who withhold or tamper with evidence now face felony charges

Amid an ongoing controversy in the Orange County courthouse involving accusations of prosecutorial misconduct, a new law will ratchet up penalties for California prosecutors who tamper […]
April 25, 2017

Sessions orders Justice Dept. to end forensic science commission, suspend review policy

Attorney General Jeff Sessions will end a Justice Department partnership with independent scientists to raise forensic science standards and has suspended an expanded review of FBI […]
April 24, 2017

First week on death row

I kept to myself for the first week. But even on death row, the burden’s a little lighter when it’s shared. I knew I needed to […]
April 24, 2017

Timothy Cole – Innocence Project

The Crime On March 24, 1985, 24-year-old Texas Tech student Michele Mallin was parking her car in a church parking lot across from her dormitory in […]
April 24, 2017

Man wrongfully convicted of murder sues Flat Rock police

FLAT ROCK, Mich. – The attorney for a man wrongfully convicted of murder said Flat Rock police knew the man was innocent. James Shepherd, 33, spent […]
April 20, 2017

Mothers of Killer, Victim Work to Stop Execution

The family of the victim is working to stop the pending execution of a condemned Texas inmate. Paul Storey is scheduled to die Wednesday in Huntsville […]
April 20, 2017

“I just want to tell my story,”

“I just want to tell my story,” Richard Glossip featured in new documentary investigating his case. OKLAHOMA CITY – A documentary about Oklahoma death row inmate […]
April 18, 2017

Buried Alive: Stories From Inside Solitary Confinement

It is brutal. It is torture by definition. It destroys the mind, body, and soul, making rehabilitation next to impossible. It is also outrageously expensive, and […]
February 16, 2016

My Last Day

Anthony Graves was wrongly convicted and escaped death after 18,5 years of imprisonment. But the Death Penalty still kills many others around the world.