Wrongful Convictions

July 23, 2013
Two men, Montez Spradley and Demetrius Jackson, will be leaving Alabama's death row after both were resentenced to reduced sentences last week....
July 19, 2013
Andrew Lackey is a young man on Alabama’s death row who has suffered from mental illness his entire life. The Alabama Supreme Court has ordered him...
July 5, 2013
On June 19, 2013, two weeks after the North Carolina legislature voted to overturn the Racial Justice Act, Governor Pat McCrory signed the repeal of...
June 10, 2013
The Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals reversed Jerry Jerome Smith's death sentence on Friday and ordered a new sentencing trial, marking the fifth...
June 6, 2013
Ethics experts and civil rights organizations filed a complaint of misconduct against Judge Edith H. Jones, who sits on the United States Court of...
May 21, 2013
Congressman John Lewis and Bryan Stevenson co-authored this op-ed for a series on The State of Equality and Justice in America.
May 10, 2013
On April 29, 2013, the Florida Senate sent Governor Rick Scott a bill that would speed up appeals in cases where the death penalty has been imposed...
May 7, 2013
On Friday, May 3, 2013, the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals reversed Jeffery Riggs's capital murder conviction and death sentence and ordered a...
May 2, 2013
Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley today signed into law a bipartisan measure that abolishes capital punishment in the State of Maryland, making it...
April 3, 2013
On Friday, March 29, 2013, the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals overturned Kevin Towles's capital murder conviction and death sentence because the...
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