Actual Innocence Awareness Database Archive

The Actual Innocence awareness database lists selected United States resources pertaining to wrongful convictions, selected from the popular media (such as newspaper articles and segments which aired on television news magazines), journal articles, books, reports, legislation and websites. The selected materials are classified into subtopics considered the primary causes of wrongful conviction: forensics/DNA; eyewitness identification; false confessions; jailhouse informants; police and/or prosecutorial misconduct; and ineffective representation. There is also a "general" topic for those materials which cover multiple subtopics or defy further categorization.

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July 24, 2014
Wrongly Convicted Man Loses Cases Against Cops (Police/Prosecutorial Misconduct)
Authors:
Kevin Koeninger
Citation (Popular Media):
Courthouse News Service, July 24, 2014
Original URL:
http://www.courthousenews.com/2014/07/24/69810.htm
July 24, 2014
Man Wrongly Convicted of Murder Released From Prison (Police/Prosecutorial Misconduct)
Citation (Popular Media):
cnschicago.com, July 23, 2014
Original URL:
http://www.csnchicago.com/article/man-wrongly-convicted-murder-released-prison
July 23, 2014
Judge Denies Wrongful Conviction Suit (Forensics/DNA)
Authors:
Mark Rainwater
Citation (Popular Media):
The Gazette, July 18, 2014
Original URL:
http://www.fgazette.com/news.php?id=2370
July 23, 2014
Criminal Sues States For Restitution Over Wrongful Conviction (General)
Authors:
Melody Gutierrez
Citation (Popular Media):
SF Gate, July 20, 2014
Original URL:
http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Criminal-sues-state-for-restitution-over-wrongful-5634548.php#page-2
July 23, 2014
Court Rules D.C. Man Who Spent 26 Years In Prison Was Wrongfully Convicted (Forensics/DNA)
Citation (Popular Media):
Gantdaily.com, July 22, 2014
Original URL:
http://www.gantdaily.com/2014/07/22/court-rules-d-c-man-who-spent-26-years-in-prison-was-wrongfully-convicted/
July 23, 2014
Second Judge Steps Away From $124M Wrongful Conviction Case (General)
Authors:
John Marzulli
Citation (Popular Media):
New York Daily News, July 22, 2014
Original URL:
http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/brooklyn/judge-steps-124m-wrongful-conviction-case-article-1.1875357
July 16, 2014
Ex-Brooklyn DA Charles Hynes Ordered To Testify in Wrongful Conviction Lawsuit (Police/Prosecutorial Misconduct)
Authors:
John Marzulli
Citation (Popular Media):
Daily News, July 16, 2014
Original URL:
http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/ex-brooklyn-da-ordered-testify-wrongful-conviction-lawsuit-article-1.1868669
July 16, 2014
North Carolina Man to be Freed 19 Years After Wrongful Conviction (Police/Prosecutorial Misconduct)
Authors:
Marti Maguire
Citation (Popular Media):
Reuters, July 15, 2014
Original URL:
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/16/us-usa-northcarolina-innocence-idUSKBN0FL00D20140716
July 15, 2014
New York Court OKs $5.5M Award to Wrongly Convicted Man (False Confessions)
Authors:
Associated Press
Citation (Popular Media):
Claims Journal, July 15, 2014
Original URL:
http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/east/2014/07/15/251792.htm
July 15, 2014
$3 Million Settlement in Wrongful Conviction for Rabbi Murder (General)
Authors:
Associated Press
Citation (Popular Media):
7online.com, July 10, 2014
Original URL:
http://7online.com/news/$3-million-settlement-in-wrongful-conviction/176022/

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