Innocence

January 27, 2015
Joseph Sledge was released from prison on Friday after the North Carolina Innocence Inquiry Commission proved he was innocent. Mr. Sledge was...
January 20, 2015
Seeking the death penalty costs on average $1 million more per case, according to a new report on the costs of capital punishment in Washington.
January 12, 2015
On his last day in office today, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn commuted the 50-year sentence imposed on Tyrone Hood for a 1993 murder that evidence...
January 5, 2015
Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley announced last week that he will commute the death sentences of the four men who remain on death row nearly two...
December 19, 2014
An African-American boy, George Stinney, who was executed when he was 14 years old for the killing of two young white girls, was exonerated this...
December 3, 2014
Veteran Texas Court of Criminal Appeals Judge Tom Price wrote last week that "[e]volving societal values indicate that the death penalty should be...
November 21, 2014
Ricky Jackson walked out of jail in Cleveland, Ohio today after spending 39 years in prison, making him the longest-held prisoner to be exonerated...
November 19, 2014
The Marshall Project, an online news organization covering America's criminal justice system, launched this week with a two-part investigation...
September 4, 2014
After three decades on North Carolina's death row, Henry Lee McCollum was declared innocent of the murder of a young girl and released yesterday,...
August 20, 2014
Former Texas Governor Mark White and former FBI Director William Sessions have petitioned the State of Texas to grant clemency to death row inmate...
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