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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 Man to Get Retrial Due to Faulty Fire Science

A Texas court reversed Ed Graf’s murder and arson convictions this week after experts determined that the science used to convict Graf was likely faulty. While the court declined to issue a finding of actual innocence, it did say, “False … 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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