Center on Wrongful Convictions is dedicated to identifying and rectifying wrongful convictions and other serious miscarriages of justice.
Juan Rivera, He was freed after 19 years behind bars for a crime he did not commit.
* Rivera had been convicted of the crime three times, by three juries, even though no physical evidence from the scene — including fingerprints, skin fragments, blood, and hair — linked him to the crime, and even though law enforcement records indicated that he was on electronic monitoring at his home more than two miles from the scene when the crime occurred.
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A new study from the Better Government Association and the Center on Wrongful Convictions finds that wrongful convictions of innocent men and women in Illinois have cost the taxpayers of that state $214 million dollars: The joint investigation, which...