Exciting News from Exoneree Orlando Boquete
In 1980, Orlando Boquete immigrated to America from Cuba on the Mariel boatlift under political asylum. Unfortunately, in 1983, Orlando was convicted for a crime he did not commit. Although he was exonerated in 2006, his wrongful conviction hampered the process of naturalization, meaning that he was not able to become an American citizen -- until now. On March 27th 2015, Orlando had his Naturalization Oath Ceremony in Oakland Park, Florida. We extend our best wishes to Orlando on this long delayed happy occasion. He's pictured here with his naturalization certificate. Read more about Orlando's wrongful conviction and exoneration here.
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Recent Blog Posts
A new graph from the National Registry of Exonerations: Exonerations by year of conviction
May 18th, 2015
The website for the National Registry of Exonerations is a treasure trove of information for those who are interested in wrongful convictions and exonerations. The Registry keeps track of exonerations dating back from 1989, and includes details about the cases. […]
How reliable is the evidence we use to convict?
May 12th, 2015
Psychological research continues to demonstrate that evidence such as eyewitness identifications or confessions do not necessarily prove guilt; eyewitnesses can misremember events, lineup processes can encourage witnesses to misidentify suspects, and confessions can be coerced. The unreliability of these types […]
Shaken Baby Syndrome and Wrongful Convictions
March 30th, 2015
A quick Internet search for “Shaken Baby Syndrome” reveals countless numbers of caretakers being accused of being responsible for the death of an infant. In an article describing one of these recent cases, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown is quoted […]
Remembering Last Year’s Successes: Exoneration Records in 2014
March 27th, 2015
Now that it’s almost April, 2014 may be starting to seem like a distant memory. And while 2015 is quickly shaping up to be a successful year for exonerating innocent prisoners, we should still take a second to review some […]
The Exonerated: A Play Reading by The Main Street Players
March 26th, 2015
On March 13 and 14th 2015, The Main Street Players in Miami did a reading of The Exonerated, a play written by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen. In the play, six death row exonerees tell their stories – from the […]
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