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Innocent Man Released From Prison After Spending 42 Years For Arson Conviction

Faulty fire science has contributed to another wrongful conviction. Louis Taylor, who spent 42 years in prison wrongfully convicted of setting a hotel fire in 1970 that killed 29 people in Tucson, Arizona, was released last Tuesday. New methods of … Continue reading

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Texas Judge Faces Rare Court of Inquiry for Involvement in Wrongful Conviction

Judge and former prosecutor Ken Anderson took the stand in his own defense Friday capping a week-long hearing into whether Anderson should face criminal charges for failing to disclose evidence that exonerated Michael Morton of his wife’s murder. Morton spent … Continue reading

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10 Advances in Reducing Wrongful Convictions in 2012

Author and contributing editor to the Wrongful Convictions Blog Nancy Petro wrote a great article on the progress toward improving our criminal justice system made in 2012. She highlighted ten notable advances: Twenty-two exonerations were won in 2012 according to … Continue reading

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Despite nine exonerations, Orange County eyewitness identification policies remain unchanged

On November 30, 2012, Alfonso Gomez became Orange County’s ninth exoneration based on eyewitness misidentification, according to the National Registry of Exonerations. During Gomez’s trial, deputy district attorney Howard Gundy told the jury that the two witnesses who identified Gomez … Continue reading

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