Innocence

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...
August 6, 2014
The newly formed criminal justice journalism organization The Marshall Project reported this week on new allegations of prosecutorial misconduct...
July 28, 2014
On July 16, a federal district court in California issued an order declaring that state's death penalty system unconstitutional and vacating the...
July 9, 2014
Questions about the reliability of the death penalty were once again raised on June 26, when the Florida Supreme Court overturned Paul Hildwin's...
June 23, 2014
On June 13, the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals unanimously reversed Tawuan Townes's conviction and death sentence after the trial judge failed to...
June 20, 2014
The Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals last Friday found that the State's illegal use of polygraph evidence at Marqueze Smith's trial was "obvious,...
June 18, 2014
The Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals on Friday reversed Derrick Penn's capital murder conviction and ordered a new trial because his jury was...
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