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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August 5, 2014
Wisconsin Innocence Project Seeks New Trial For Racine Man Convicted of 1995 Sexual Assault (Forensics/DNA)
Authors:
Associated Press
Citation (Popular Media):
The Republic, August 3, 2014
Original URL:
http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/3ddc737f1da8484eaf79678383d4f8c3/WI--Rape-Conviction-Challenge
August 5, 2014
Man Wrongfully Convicted by Perjured FBI Testimony Freed After 28 Years in Prison; Donald Eugene Gates Released on Basis of New DNA Evidence (Forensics/DNA)
Authors:
Man Jane Wilmoth
Citation (Popular Media):
Whistleblowers Protection Blog, August 5, 2014
Original URL:
http://www.whistleblowersblog.org/2014/08/articles/news/man-wrongfully-convicted-by-perjured-fbi-testimony-freed-after-28-years-in-prison-donald-eugene-gates-released-on-basis-of-new-dna-evidence/
August 5, 2014
Long Island Man Files Lawsuits in Vermont Over Wrongful Murder Conviction (Forensics/DNA)
Authors:
Associated Press
Citation (Popular Media):
CBS New York, August 5, 2014
Original URL:
http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2014/08/05/long-island-man-files-lawsuits-in-vermont-over-wrongful-murder-conviction/
July 30, 2014
Man Exonerated by DNA -- And He Didn't Even Request It (Forensics/DNA)
Authors:
Yamiche Alcindor
Citation (Popular Media):
ksdk.com, July 24, 2014
Original URL:
http://www.ksdk.com/story/news/crime/2014/07/24/man-exonerated-by-dna-didnt-request-it/13121279/
July 30, 2014
Man Serving Life Sentence May Be Innocent (General)
Authors:
Mike Deeson
Citation (Popular Media):
wtsp.com, July 24, 2014
Original URL:
http://www.wtsp.com/story/news/investigations/2014/07/24/wrongful-conviction-michael-morgan-st-petersburg/13117659/
July 30, 2014
Wrongly Jailed Man No Adequately Compensated (Forensics/DNA)
Authors:
Jeff D. Gorman
Citation (Popular Media):
Courthouse News Service, July 24, 2014
Original URL:
http://www.courthousenews.com/2014/07/24/69822.htm
July 30, 2014
Court Rejects 2 Wrongful Convictions Claims (General)
Authors:
Barbara Leader
Citation (Popular Media):
thenewsstar.com, July 29, 2014
Original URL:
http://www.thenewsstar.com/article/20140728/NEWS01/307280033/Court-rejects-2-wrongful-conviction-claims
July 30, 2014
Ireland to Testify About Wrongful Conviction, Negotiates With State Over Compensation (Forensics/DNA)
Authors:
Katie Corrado
Citation (Popular Media):
foxct.com, July 29, 2014
Original URL:
http://foxct.com/2014/07/29/ireland-to-testify-about-wrongful-conviction-negotiates-with-state-over-compensation/
July 30, 2014
Wallingford Man Wronffully Convicted of Rap, Murder Seeks Millions (Forensics/DNA)
Citation (Popular Media):
NBCconnecticut.com, July 29, 2014
Original URL:
http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Kenneth-Ireland-Wallingford-Man-Wrongfully-Convicted-of-Rape-and-Murder-Could-Ask-CT-for-8-Million-269013091.html
July 30, 2014
Brooklyn Using $1 Million To Investigate Wrongful Conviction Claims (General)
Authors:
Ann Brown
Citation (Popular Media):
Madame Noire
Original URL:
http://madamenoire.com/452500/brooklyn-using-1-million-investigate-wrongful-conviction-claims/

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