- In NY, the wrongfully convicted petition for prosecutorial oversight
- Colorado to consider eyewitness lineup reforms
- In Japan, will wrongful convictions be catalyst for criminal justice reform?
- With a judge’s order throwing out his murder conviction in-hand, Tyrone Hood truly became a free man as he was exonerated at a Monday morning hearing after spending more than 20 years in prison for a slaying he’s continued to insist he did not commit.
“I can’t even describe how I feel right now,” he said. Nearly a month ago, outgoing Gov. Pat Quinn commuted Hood’s sentence, releasing him from prison. The decision by Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez to dismiss the convictions against Hood and his co-defendant Wayne Washington, Jr. follows more than two years of investigation by her office’s conviction integrity unit – which began looking into the case in 2012 after the University of Chicago’s Exoneration Project championed Hood’s innocence. Keep reading…..
- New legislation in Texas aimed at expanding access for inmates to post-conviction DNA testing
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 Order Here
Justin BrooksProfessor, California Western School of Law; Director, California Innocence ProjectOrder his book Wrongful Convictions Cases & Materials 2d ed. here
Cheah Wui LingAssistant Professor, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore
Daniel EhighaluaNigerian Barrister
Jessica S. HenryAssociate Professor of Justice Studies, Montclair University
Carey D. HoffmanDirector of Digital Communications, Ohio Innocence Project@OIPCommunicati1
Shiyuan HuangAssociate Professor, Shandong University Law School; Visiting Scholar, University of Cincinnati College of Law
C Ronald HuffProfessor of Criminology, Law & Society and Sociology, University of California-Irvine
Phil LockeScience and Technology Advisor, Ohio Innocence Project and Duke Law Wrongful Convictions Clinic
Dr. Carole McCartneyReader in Law, Faculty of Business and Law, Northumbria University
Nancy PetroAuthor and Advocate Order her book False Justice here
Kana SasakuraProfessor, Faculty of Law, Konan University Innocence Project Japan
Dr. Robert SchehrProfessor, Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice, Northern Arizona University; Executive Director, Arizona Innocence Project
Ulf StridbeckProfessor of Law, Faculty of Law, University of Oslo, Norway
Martin YantAuthor and Private Investigator Order his book Presumed Guilty here
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Chicago’s conviction integrity unit doing its work plus continued state by state attempts to improve criminal justice.