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
Justin BrooksProfessor, California Western School of Law; Director, California Innocence Project | Email
Cheah Wui LingAssistant Professor, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore Email | Profile
Daniel EhighaluaNigerian Barrister; Project Director, Innocence Project Nigeria Email
C Ronald HuffProfessor of Criminology, Law & Society and Sociology, University of California-Irvine Email | Profile
Phil LockeScience and Technology Advisor, Ohio Innocence Project and Duke Law Wrongful Convictions Clinic Email
Dr. Carole McCartneyReader in Law, Faculty of Business and Law, Northumbria University Email
Nancy PetroAuthor and Advocate
Kana SasakuraAssociate Professor, Faculty of Law, Konan University; Visiting Scholar, University of Washington School of Law; Innocence Project Northwest (IPNW)
Dr. Robert SchehrProfessor, Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice, Northern Arizona University; Executive Director, Arizona Innocence Project Email | Profile
Shiyuan HuangAssociate Professor, Shandong University Law School; Visiting Scholar, University of Cincinnati College of Law Email | Profile
Ulf StridbeckProfessor of Law, Faculty of Law, University of Oslo, Norway
Martin YantAuthor and Private Investigator Email | Profile
Author Archives: Mark Godsey
- 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
- 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.
- How the Irish Innocence Project got justice for Harry Gleeson; here’s a video about their work
- Exoneree Jeffrey Deskovic will share his story at the Sundance Film Festival
- Bill filed in Alaska that would provide compensation for exonerees
- ‘Friendship Nine’ To Be Exonerated 54 Years After Bold Stand Against Segregated Lunch Counter in Rock Hill, SC
- Brooklyn DA investigating allegations of NYPD officers planting guns on innocent people
- Victims of two of Britain’s most worrying miscarriages of justice of modern times are to take the Justice Secretary, Chris Grayling, to court over changes to the law stopping them from receiving compensation for the 24 years they wrongly spent behind bars. Victor Nealon, who spent 17 years in prison for attempted rape before his conviction was quashed, has begun legal action after being left penniless, suffering from post-traumatic stress and unable to work as a result of his wrongful imprisonment. He has been joined by one of Britain’s youngest miscarriage of justice victims, Sam Hallam, who, aged 17, was convicted of murder after a trainee chef was stabbed during a fight in London. Keep reading….
- Annual report of the Wits Justice Project in South Africa
- Chicago police videotaping photo lineups and live lineups under new law
- In Wyoming, advocates trying again with exoneree compensation law
- Three men, Robert Hill, Alvena Jennette and Darryl Austin, receive $17 million in compensation from state of NY for wrongful convictions; dirty cop in case costing NYC taxpayers millions
- Exoneree Ryan Ferguson’s take on Serial podcast
- New Jersey prosecutors, for reasons I can never understand, fight back against DNA testing in a 1988 rape case where Innocence Project client claims innocence
- More on Irish Innocence Project exoneration of executed man
- In Georgia, Wisconsin Innocence Project fights for new trial for Albert Omenged Debelbot and Ashley Deone Debelbot, convicted of killing their infant on alleged improper science
A man who was hanged for murder over 70 years ago is due to be pardoned.
Harry Gleeson was executed for the murder of Moll Mc Carthy who was shot dead in Tipperary in November 1940.
Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald is due to bring a memo to Cabinet in the next few weeks recommending the President pardon Mr Gleeson.
The Department of Justice reviewed the case following a submission last year from the Irish Innocence Project, based at Griffith College in Dublin.
RTÉ News understands that the review, conducted by Senior Counsel Shane Murphy concluded accepted new evidence which merited a pardon being granted to Harry Gleeson.
A neighbour of Ms Mc Carthy, an unmarried mother of seven, Harry Gleeson reported the discovery of her body.
Three months later he was hanged for her murder.
- Sixth Circuit says defendant’s prior exoneration for rape is not admissible by him in his prosecution for later drug offenses.
- Former Dallas DA Craig Watkins, now a private defense attorney, touts the 30 exonerations his office obtained while he was DA in a new radio ad
- University of Wisconsin receives award from Carnegie Foundation, in part because of work of Wisconsin Innocence Project
- New book called 80 Proposals to Stop Wrongful Convictions by the End of the Decade; purchase here
- Brooklyn DA Ken Thompson gets national acclaim in his first year for his numerous exonerations