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May 10, 2017

Man freed after 22 years in prison for wrongful conviction

A man who spent 22 years in prison for a double murder he said he didn’t commit walked free Monday. Calvin Buari, 46, had been charged […]
May 4, 2017

Prosecutor moves to free Cleveland man wrongfully convicted of killing girlfriend in 1994

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael O’Malley’s Office on Monday filed a motion to vacate the 1995 murder conviction of a man who’s spent 23 years […]
May 3, 2017

Koch Industries exec calls for criminal justice reform in Louisiana

A top executive with Koch Industries laid out the conservative case for criminal justice reform in Louisiana to a group of state lawmakers and business leaders […]
May 2, 2017

Doctor shortage at CA state prison Sacramento hurts care

Investigators can’t say for sure that poor medical care contributed to the death of an inmate with a common heart condition at a high-security prison east […]
May 2, 2017

Federal Judge Says Harris County Bail System Is Unfair to Poor Defendants

In a historic decision, a federal judge has found that Harris County’s bail system infringes on the rights of poor people charged with non-violent offenses, granting […]
May 1, 2017

The Tragic Life and Cruel Execution of Ledell Lee

Ledell Lee was put to death by the state of Arkansas last week. He was the first of three men killed by the state in a […]
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

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 […]