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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New resources will be posted as they become available, and will be displayed on the website home page for two weeks; resources will then be classified and available by subtopic. URLs for popular media items (to the extent they are available) will drop off after two weeks in an effort to avoid broken links.

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June 29, 2015
Slate Cleared for Man Wrongly Convicted of Raping Girl (General)
Authors:
John Hogan
Citation (Popular Media):
wzzm13.com, June 25, 2015
Original URL:
http://www.wzzm13.com/story/news/2015/06/25/wrongful-conviction-set-aside/29295957/
June 29, 2015
Fund Set up for NYC Man Who Spent 27 Years in Prison on Wrongful Murder Conviction (Police/Prosecutorial Misconduct)
Authors:
Christina Carrega-Woodby
Citation (Popular Media):
New York Daily News, June 26, 2015
Original URL:
http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/fund-set-nyc-man-freed-wrongful-conviction-article-1.2271481
June 29, 2015
Bill to Help Wrongfully Convicted Positive Step (General)
Authors:
Grace Grogan
Citation (Popular Media):
The TImes Herald, June 25, 2015
Original URL:
http://www.thetimesherald.com/story/opinion/columnists/2015/06/25/bill-help-wrongfully-convicted-positive-step/29263227/
June 29, 2015
New York City To Pay $6.25M to Jonathan Flemming Who Spent 25 Years in Jail for Murder He Did Not Commit (General)
Authors:
Vishakha Sonawane
Citation (Popular Media):
International Business Times, June 24, 2015
Original URL:
http://www.ibtimes.com/new-york-city-pay-65m-jonathan-fleming-who-spent-25-years-jail-murder-he-did-not-1980956
June 29, 2015
Brooklyn Man Wrongfully Imprisoned Accepted $6.25 Million Settlement (General)
Authors:
Rebecca Davis O'Brien
Citation (Popular Media):
Wall Street Journal, June 23, 2015
Original URL:
http://www.wsj.com/articles/brooklyn-man-wrongfully-imprisoned-accepts-6-25-million-settlement-1435092659
June 29, 2015
The Assembly Must Act to Prevent Wrongful Conviction (General)
Authors:
Yusef Salaam
Citation (Popular Media):
Gotham Gazette
Original URL:
http://www.gothamgazette.com/index.php/opinion/5787-the-assembly-must-act-to-prevent-wrongful-conviction-central-park-five-salaam
June 29, 2015
Man Wrongly Convicted in 1991 Rape, Framed by Murderer, Prosecutor Says (General)
Authors:
Angie Jackson
Citation (Popular Media):
mlive.com, June 10, 2015
Original URL:
http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2015/06/man_wrongly_convicted_in_1991.html
June 29, 2015
Payday for Football Star and Other Wrongly Convicted Californias (General)
Authors:
Phil Willon and Patrick McGreevy
Citation (Popular Media):
L.A. Times, June 17, 2015
Original URL:
http://www.latimes.com/local/political/la-me-ln-wrongly-convicted-californians-20150617-story.html
June 29, 2015
Joel Freedman: A wrongly Convicted Prisoner's Story is a Lesson in Perseverance (Forensics/DNA)
Authors:
Joel Freedman
Citation (Popular Media):
Penfield Post, June 19, 2015
Original URL:
http://www.penfieldpost.com/article/20150619/OPINION/150629994
June 29, 2015
Justice Eludes Wrongfully Convicted Man Freed from Prison (General)
Authors:
Yamiche Alcindor
Citation (Popular Media):
USA Today, June 21, 2015
Original URL:
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2015/06/21/wrongfully-convicted-man-still-waiting--for-justice/26122547/

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