Orlando Sentinel Does Multi-Part Series on Innocence Issues

Seth — November 16, 2010 @ 11:22 AM — Comments (0)

Rene Stutzman of the Orlando Sentinel is in the midst of a multi-part feature news series entitled Stolen Lives.  It appears that each month, for some indeterminate period of time, the paper will address a different issue related to wrongful conviction.

In the first article last month, the Sentinel featured James Bain, an IPF client who was released from prison last year after 35 years of wrongful incarceration.  DNA tetsing proved his innocence of a 1974 rape of a child in Polk County, Florida.  It is a great article and has this great video of Jamie talking about his wrongful incarceration and his release:

Just this Sunday, Stolen Lives continued with an article on the leading cause of wrongful convictions, eyewitness misidentification, which features the story of Florida exoneree Alan Crotzer.  The article also details a number of well-accepted components of a witness identification procedure that diminishes suggestiveness and increases reliability.

Keep an eye out for future articles in this series.

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