Mark GodseyDaniel P. & Judith L. Carmichael Professor of Law, University of Cincinnati College of Law; Director, Center for the Global Study of Wrongful Conviction; Director, Rosenthal Institute for Justice/Ohio Innocence Project | Email | Profile
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Kana SasakuraAssociate Professor, Faculty of Law, Konan University; Visiting Scholar, University of Washington School of Law; Innocence Project Northwest (IPNW)
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Ulf StridbeckProfessor of Law, Faculty of Law, University of Oslo, Norway
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This is one of the stupidest prosecutions I’ve seen in my years of doing this. Angela Corey, the Florida State’s Attorney in the case, should be ashamed for setting such a shining example of prosecutors run amok.
Marissa fired a warning shot at her enraged and abusive husband, who had threatened to kill her, in fear for her life. She was charged, tried and, despite the fact that Florida has it’s infamous “stand your ground” law, was convicted and originally sentenced to 20 years. She successfully appealed, and was facing a new trial — with a potential 60 year sentence.
Please see the Daily Kos story here.
- Six death row inmates were exonerated in 2014; all of them were people of color
- Exoneree Ryan Ferguson will get to check one off of his bucket list–attending the SuperBowl
- State of Washington considering DNA preservation bill
- Exoneree Brian Banks realizing dream working for NFL
- Racial disparities of incarceration in UK and Australia exceed disparities in U.S.
- Irish Innocence Project blends law and journalism to tackle injustice
Pioneers of the civil rights lunch counter sit-in’s in South Carolina, known as the Friendship Nine, have had their convictions vacated and their names cleared.
See the CNN story here.
For the first time, more than 100 exonerations were recorded in the United States in one year. According to The National Registry of Exonerations Report for 2014, 125 exonerations of innocent criminal defendants mark an increase of 34 over the prior record of 91 in 2012 and 91 again in 2013. The report notes the work of Conviction Integrity Units in the increase.
“The big story for the year is that more prosecutors are working hard to identify and investigate claims of innocence. And many more innocent defendants were exonerated after pleading guilty to crimes they did not commit,” said Michigan Law Professor Samuel Gross, editor of the National Registry of Exonerations and the author of the report.
Both the number of Conviction Integrity Units and the exonerations they produced increased in 2014. There were 49 CIU exonerations in 2014, including Continue reading
- On Friday, DNA testing exonerated Joseph Sledge, who spent 37 years in North Carolina prisons for two murder he did not commit.
- John Grega, a New York man exonerated in 2012 of killing his wife after spending 18 years in prison, sadly died in a car crash on Friday.
- Hopeful steps in China’s legal reforms to reduce wrongful convictions
- In New Zealand, exoneree David Bain continues his 5 year quest for compensation
- Death row exonerees in Japan push for reforms in Japan’s criminal justice system
- In Mongolia, parents of wrongfully executed innocent teenager file suit against police, prosecutors and judge responsible.