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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October 13, 2014
Discredited Lab Test was Key to Woman's Wrongful Conviction (Forensics/DNA)
Authors:
Ziva Branstetter
Citation (Popular Media):
Tulsa World, October 13, 2014
Original URL:
http://www.tulsaworld.com/homepagelatest/discredited-lab-test-was-key-to-woman-s-wrongful-conviction/article_4b009126-b9e2-57b2-9fde-9234edc86f59.html
October 13, 2014
28 Years in Prison: Man Freed From Wrongful Conviction (General)
Citation (Popular Media):
Rocklin and Roseville Today
Original URL:
http://www.rocklintoday.com/news/templates/community_news.asp?articleid=13463&zoneid=4
October 13, 2014
28 Years in Prison: Man Freed From Wrongful Conviction (General)
Citation (Popular Media):
Rocklin and Roseville Today
Original URL:
http://www.rocklintoday.com/news/templates/community_news.asp?articleid=13463&zoneid=4
October 13, 2014
Wrongful Conviction Spurs New Police Policies (General)
Authors:
Associated Press
Citation (Popular Media):
WKYT, October 12, 2014
Original URL:
http://www.wkyt.com/home/headlines/Wrongful-conviction-spurs-new-police-policies-278938211.html
October 13, 2014
Wrongful Convictions in Louisville (General)
Authors:
Andrew Wolfson
Citation (Popular Media):
The Courier-Journal, October 3, 2014
Original URL:
http://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/local/2014/10/03/wrongful-convictions-louisville/16655155/
October 13, 2014
Texas Releases Death Row Inmate Manuel Velez After Wrongful Conviction (Forensics/DNA)
Authors:
Ed Pilkington
Citation (Popular Media):
The Guardian, October 8, 2014
Original URL:
http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2014/oct/08/texas-releases-death-row-inmate-manuel-velez
October 13, 2014
Yolo County Gives Those Who Say They Were Wrongly Convicted a Second Chance (General)
Citation (Popular Media):
KFBK.com, October 9, 2014
Original URL:
http://www.kfbk.com/articles/kfbk-news-461777/yolo-county-gives-those-who-say-12848683/
October 13, 2014
Woman, 59, Released After Wrongful Murder Conviction Overturned (General)
Citation (Popular Media):
CBS Los Angeles, October 10, 2014
Original URL:
http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2014/10/10/woman-59-freed-after-wrongful-murder-conviction-overturned/
October 1, 2014
Judge Approves $10 Million Wrongful Conviction Deal (Police/Prosecutorial Misconduct)
Authors:
Andrew Keshner
Citation (Popular Media):
New York Law Journal, September 24, 2014
Original URL:
http://www.newyorklawjournal.com/this-weeks-news/id=1202671062508/Judge-Approves-10-Million-Wrongful-Conviction-Deal?mcode=1202615038803&curindex=6&slreturn=20140901195848
October 1, 2014
7th Circuit Hears Wrongful-Conviction Case (Police/Prosecutorial Misconduct)
Authors:
Jack Bouboushian
Citation (Popular Media):
Courthouse News Service, September 29, 2014
Original URL:
http://www.courthousenews.com/2014/09/29/71906.htm

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