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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April 10, 2014
Former Ohio Attorney General Supports Inmate's Claim That He Was Wrongly Convicted in Slaying (Eyewitness ID)
Authors:
Associated Press
Citation (Popular Media):
Daily Reporter, April 8, 2014
Original URL:
http://www.greenfieldreporter.com/view/story/541681ca51444eb0aaba2db138f8e6bf/OH--Attorney-General-Inmate
April 10, 2014
Innocence Project Founder Calls on Oregon Stakeholders to Come Together to Free Wrongly Convicted (General)
Authors:
Carol McAlice Currie
Citation (Popular Media):
Statesmanjournal.com, April 9, 2014
Original URL:
http://www.statesmanjournal.com/article/20140409/UPDATE/140409016/Innocence-Project-Founder-calls-Oregon-stakeholders-come-together-free-wrongly-convicted?nclick_check=1
April 10, 2014
Gov. Walker Signs Bill Increasing Compensation to Wrongly Convicted Suspect (General)
Authors:
Wheeler News Service
Citation (Popular Media):
WTAQ.com, April 9, 2014
Original URL:
http://wtaq.com/news/articles/2014/apr/09/gov-walker-signs-bill-increasing-compensation-to-wrongly-convicted-suspect/
April 10, 2014
Wrongly Convicted Deserve Better From State (General)
Citation (Popular Media):
The Courant, April 10, 2014
Original URL:
http://www.courant.com/news/opinion/editorials/hc-ed-wrongful-conviction-20140408,0,980810.story
April 10, 2014
Wrongly Convicted Man Could Get $7M Settlement (Forensics/DNA)
Citation (Popular Media):
12wham.com, April 9, 2014
Original URL:
http://www.13wham.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/wrongly-convicted-man-could-get-7m-settlement-10940.shtml
April 3, 2014
Ryan Ferguson: Lessons Learned (General)
Authors:
Erin Moriarty
Citation (Popular Media):
CBSnews.com, March 28, 2014
Original URL:
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/ryan-ferguson-lessons-learned/
April 3, 2014
Exclusive: Bronx Woman to Sue City After Spending 7 Years in Prison for Crime She Didn't Commit (General)
Authors:
Shayna Jacobs
Citation (Popular Media):
N.Y. Daily News, March 30, 2014
Original URL:
http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/bronx/exclusive-bronx-woman-sue-city-wrongful-conviction-7-years-rikers-article-1.1739456
April 3, 2014
Va. Sheriff Seeks to Curb Wrongful Convictions (General)
Authors:
Associated Press
Citation (Popular Media):
Washington Post, March 29, 2014
Original URL:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/va-sheriff-seeks-to-curb-wrongful-convictions/2014/03/29/7d018e8a-b735-11e3-9eb3-c254bdb4414d_story.html
April 3, 2014
Senate to Consider Wrongful Conviction Payment (Forensics/DNA)
Authors:
Associated Press
Citation (Popular Media):
SF Gate, April 1, 2014
Original URL:
http://www.sfgate.com/news/crime/article/Senate-to-consider-wrongful-conviction-payment-5365968.php
March 27, 2014
Wrongly Convicted, Two Innocent Men Soon to Put a Price on Years Lost in Prison (General)
Authors:
Alain Griffin
Citation (Popular Media):
The Courant, March 27, 2014
Original URL:
http://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-connecticut-wrongful-convictions-20140302,0,350750.story?track=rss

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