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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December 9, 2014
'Justice This Time:' McRae Awaits Verdict in Wrongful Conviction Hearing (General)
Authors:
William R. Toler
Citation (Popular Media):
yourdailyjournal.com, December 3, 2014
Original URL:
http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/home_top-localnews1/150762937/JUSTICE-THIS-TIME
December 3, 2014
Day 2 of Wrongful Conviction Hearing Sees Former Police Chief, DA on Stand (General)
Authors:
William R. Toler
Citation (Popular Media):
yourdailyjournal.com, December 2, 2014
Original URL:
http://www.yourdailyjournal.com/news/home_top-localnews1-localnews5/150747600/Day-2-of-hearing-sees-former-police-chief-DA-on-stand
December 3, 2014
Wrongly-Convicted Man Freed After Record 36 Years in Prison (Police/Prosecutorial Misconduct)
Authors:
Ken Broder
Citation (Popular Media):
Allgov.com, November 26, 2014
Original URL:
http://www.allgov.com/usa/ca/news/unusual-news/wrongly-convicted-man-freed-after-record-36-years-in-prison-141126?news=854927
December 3, 2014
Lawsuit Settlement Funding Reports $9 Million Settlement For Wrongful Convictions After Two Innocent Men Spent 16 Years Behind Bars (Police/Prosecutorial Misconduct)
Citation (Popular Media):
Digital Journal, November 26, 2014
Original URL:
http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/2361332
December 3, 2014
City, State Settle Suit Over Wrongful Conviction (General)
Authors:
Mark Hamblett
Citation (Popular Media):
New York Law Journal, November 26, 2014
Original URL:
http://www.newyorklawjournal.com/home/id=1202677475311/City-State-Settle-Suit-Over-Wrongful-Conviction?mcode=1202617075062&curindex=0&slreturn=20141103204822
December 3, 2014
Man Convicted of Rape, Burglary Hopes NC Innocence Commission Will Set Him Free (General)
Authors:
Amanda Lamb
Citation (Popular Media):
wral.com, November 26, 2014
Original URL:
http://www.wral.com/man-convicted-of-rape-burglary-hopes-nc-innocence-commission-will-set-him-free/14224523/
December 3, 2014
Quinn's Granted Clemency Requests Include Charge Related to 1991 Wrongful Conviction (General)
Authors:
Sophia Tareen
Citation (Popular Media):
Daily Journal, November 26, 2014
Original URL:
http://www.dailyjournal.net/view/story/9c1dd490a20c43f5b20714548850f676/IL--Clemency-Decisions-Quinn/
November 25, 2014
Man Offered $3.6 Million For Wrongful Conviction in Triple Homicide (Forensics/DNA)
Authors:
Associated Press
Citation (Popular Media):
Nbcnewyork.com, November 23, 2014
Original URL:
http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Man-Offered-Millions-For--Wrongful-Conviction-in-Triple-Homicide-Yarbough-283605311.html
November 25, 2014
Few Wrongfully Convicted Oklahomans Get Paid (General)
Authors:
Associated Press
Citation (Popular Media):
Times Record Online Edition, November 24, 2014
Original URL:
http://swtimes.com/news/few-wrongfully-convicted-oklahomans-get-paid
November 25, 2014
Wrongfully Convicted Man Released After 36 Years in Prison (Forensics/DNA)
Authors:
Michael Hanline
Citation (Popular Media):
LAist, November 24, 2014
Original URL:
http://laist.com/2014/11/24/man_released_from_prison_after_serv.php

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