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Center on Wrongful Convictions: Judge Orders DNA Testing in Longstanding Case

Center on Wrongful Convictions: Judge Orders DNA Testing in Longstanding Case | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Rob Warden, Executive Director of the Center on Wrongful Convictions (CWC) at Northwestern Law, reports that this morning Peoria County Judge Stephen A. Kouri ordered DNA testing in the case of Joh...
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Students Take on Mass Incarceration

Students Take on Mass Incarceration | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Despite the countless articles detailing the supposed apathy of the millennial generation, political activism is still alive and well on today's college campuses. Of note is the growing number of c...
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Prisons Get Grayer, But Efforts to Release the Dying Lag - CityLimits.org

Prisons Get Grayer, But Efforts to Release the Dying Lag - CityLimits.org | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Over the past 20 years, New York State's compassionate release mechanism has seen nearly three times as many applicants die behind bars as won freedom through the program.
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Chicago man acquitted of murder after fourth trial

Chicago man acquitted of murder after fourth trial | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
CHICAGO — Sixteen years and four trials after his girlfriend died of a gunshot wound in their apartment, Cesar ``Tony'' Munoz has been acquitted of murder and is trying to
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Former Cops Speak Out About Police Militarization

Former Cops Speak Out About Police Militarization | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Since my book on police militarization came out a few weeks ago, it's been interesting to see the reaction from law enforcement officials.
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The Ryan Ferguson Case Highlights The Difficulty Of Correcting A Wrongful Conviction

The Ryan Ferguson Case Highlights The Difficulty Of Correcting A Wrongful Conviction | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Ryan Ferguson was wrongfully convicted in 2001 of second-degree murder of Columbia Tribune Sports Editor Kent Heitholt, and was sentenced to 40 years in prison. Ferguson is one of roughly 2.3 milli...
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Former Hostage Shane Bauer Investigates Solitary Confinement

Seven months after being freed from prison in Iran, Shane Bauer began investigating solitary confinement in America. This video documents his journey to Cali...
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Wrongful Convictions Resulting from False Confessions | Criminal Law Legal Resources - LawInfo

Wrongful Convictions Resulting from False Confessions | Criminal Law Legal Resources - LawInfo | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Wrongful Convictions Resulting from False Confessions | Criminal Law Legal Resources - LawInfo
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U.S. Supreme Court refuses to delay California prisoner releases - The Sacramento Bee

U.S. Supreme Court refuses to delay California prisoner releases - The Sacramento Bee | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday rejected California's request to delay a federal order to reduce its prison population by nearly 10,000 inmates, leaving the state bracing for early inmate releases.
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Bill Montgomery Opposes Ethics Rule Requiring Prosecutors to Reveal Evidence of Wrongful Convictions

Bill Montgomery Opposes Ethics Rule Requiring Prosecutors to Reveal Evidence of Wrongful Convictions | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
As Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery fights to keep Debra Milke behind bars pending a retrial on her overturned murder...
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Underfunded Justice: Sequestration and the Judiciary | Vera Institute of Justice

Underfunded Justice: Sequestration and the Judiciary | Vera Institute of Justice | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
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The Jeffrey Havard Case: Innocent on Death Row

The Jeffrey Havard Case: Innocent on Death Row | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Jeffrey Havard currently sits wrongfully convicted on death row in Mississippi for the sexual assault and murder of his girlfriend's six-month-old daughter, Chloe Britt.
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Louisiana death row inmates testify to 'indescribable' heat at Angola prison

Louisiana death row inmates testify to 'indescribable' heat at Angola prison | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Two inmates from Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola testified to what they called “indescribable” heat levels on the death row tiers, during the first day of a federal trial in Baton Rouge on Monday.
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6 prison suicides reported in Ohio this year

6 prison suicides reported in Ohio this year | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Death row inmate Billy Slagle became the sixth Ohio prisoner to commit suicide this year and the second to die by suicide at Chillicothe Correctional Institution within the past two weeks.
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The Confessions of Innocent Men

The Confessions of Innocent Men | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Why would two suspects caught up in a grisly murder investigation admit to a killing they didn't commit?
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Injustice Anywhere

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Injustice Anywhere is using Rally.org as a way to inspire giving.
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Let's rally for Injustice Anywhere to help bring and end to wrongful convictions

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U.S. Death Penalty: Botched Executions And Suicide Attempts

U.S. Death Penalty: Botched Executions And Suicide Attempts | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
These appalling episodes should be enough to convince the 32 capital punishment states that it is long past time to get out of the execution business.
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Newsroom Cuts Seen as a Blow to Fight Against Death Penalty - NYTimes.com

Newsroom Cuts Seen as a Blow to Fight Against Death Penalty - NYTimes.com | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Fewer journalists are pursuing investigations of wrongful accusations, death penalty opponents say.
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Books: "True Stories of False Confessions" | Death Penalty Information Center

Books: "True Stories of False Confessions" | Death Penalty Information Center | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
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Drug addict turned to crime to get into prison rehabilitation scheme

Drug addict turned to crime to get into prison rehabilitation scheme | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
William Clarkson stole two magazines from a garage next to Perth police station.
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Death row inmate's effort to spare life gains momentum

Death row inmate's effort to spare life gains momentum | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Like so many before him, Texas death row inmate Robert Gene Will II says he's not guilty. Given the state of Texas' record in seeing its death sentences carried out, the odds on getting the right people to believe him are not great.
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Simon Zuluaga's curator insight, May 13, 2014 8:54 AM

This source is useful because it explains several reasons of abolish of death penalty. The article comes from a police department in Texas which hooked me because i knew they were going to talk about the abolish. I also love the article because it has a lot of quotes,  descriptive paragraph and real life story's. That also makes a convincing story.

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The Supreme Court's Big Decision on the Death Penalty

The Supreme Court's Big Decision on the Death Penalty | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
In the last 11 years, the Supreme Court has said that the Eighth Amendment forbids a state from executing the mentally retarded or the insane.
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