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Time Magazine Special Edition: The Fight Against Wrongful Convictions February 17th, 2017

To commemorate the Innocence Project’s 25th anniversary, Time magazine’s special edition issue Innocent: The Fight Against Wrongful Conviction is officially out to the public. The issue focuses on Innocence Project Co-Founders Peter Neufeld and Barry Scheck’s road to reform America’s criminal justice system as […]

Today in Wrongful Conviction History: February 9th February 9th, 2017

Today is the exoneration anniversary of Tim Atkins from Los Angeles, California. In 1987, Tim Atkins went to trial for the armed robbery of Vincente and Maria Gonzalez that resulted in the murder of Vincente. He and Ricky Evans were […]

#GuiltyPleaProblem: Why Do Innocent People Plead Guilty? January 9th, 2017

26-year-old Jerry Frank Townsend suffers from a mental disability. Despite having the mental capacity of an eight-year-old, Jerry pled guilty to the rape of a pregnant woman in Miami in 1979. Police began to take Jerry to different crime scenes […]

Today in Wrongful Conviction History: December 14th December 14th, 2016

Today is the exoneration anniversary of Philip Bivens, Larry Ruffin, and Bobby Ray Dixon. In 1979, all three men were wrongfully convicted of the rape and murder of a woman in Forrest County, Mississippi. All three gave confessions to the […]

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