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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March 13, 2014
Was the 'Wrongfully Convicted" Anthony Porter Rightfully Convicted in the First Place? (General)
Authors:
Dennis Byrne
Citation (Popular Media):
Chicagonow.com, March 12, 2014
Original URL:
http://www.chicagonow.com/dennis-byrnes-barbershop/2014/03/was-the-wrongfully-convicted-anthony-porter-rightfully-convicted-in-the-first-place/
March 13, 2014
Attorney For Wrongly Convicted Ryan Ferguson Files $100M Lawsuit (General)
Authors:
Crimesider Staff
Citation (Popular Media):
CBSnews Crimesider, March 11, 2014
Original URL:
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/attorney-for-wrongly-convicted-ryan-ferguson-files-100m-lawsuit/
March 13, 2014
Death Row Inmate, Wrongfully Convicted, Goes Free Almost 30 Years Later (General)
Authors:
Elizabeth Barber
Citation (Popular Media):
Christian Science Monitor, March 12, 2014
Original URL:
http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/USA-Update/2014/0312/Death-row-inmate-wrongfully-convicted-goes-free-almost-30-years-later-video
March 6, 2014
McCurtain Co. Mom Says Son Wrongly Convicted For Sex Crimes (General)
Authors:
Alex Besler
Citation (Popular Media):
kten.com, March 3, 2014
Original URL:
http://www.kten.com/story/24867170/mccurtain-co-mom-says-son-wrongly-convicted-for-sex-crimes
March 6, 2014
Bill Would Help Some Victims of Wrongful Convictions, But System Needs Major Changes (General)
Citation (Popular Media):
The Buffalo News, March 3, 2014
Original URL:
http://www.buffalonews.com/opinion/buffalo-news-editorials/bill-would-help-some-victims-of-wrongful-convictions-but-system-needs-major-changes-20140303
March 6, 2014
University Project Aims to Free Wrongly Convicted Locals (General)
Authors:
Amona Refaei
Citation (Popular Media):
The News record, march 6, 2014
Original URL:
http://www.newsrecord.org/college_living/university-project-aims-to-free-wrongly-convicted-locals/article_bdc374a8-a4e1-11e3-bab8-0017a43b2370.html
March 5, 2014
6 Wrongly Convicted of Nebraska Killing Can Appeal Judge Dropping County, Others From Suit (Forensics/DNA)
Authors:
Margery A. Beck
Citation (Popular Media):
The Republic, March 4, 2014
Original URL:
http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/616395737ac04b8492b232818dc11fea/NE--Exonerated-Inmates-Lawsuit
March 5, 2014
Wyoming Lawmakers Considering Giving Compensation To Wrongfully Convicted, New Trial Option (General)
Authors:
Associated Press
Citation (Popular Media):
The Republic, March 4, 2014
Original URL:
http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/fba22dbd16af46f9bb8552711312cf4b/WY-XGR--Wrongful-Convictions
March 5, 2014
State Bar Investigating DA In Wrongful Conviction (General)
Authors:
Brian Rogers
Citation (Popular Media):
Houston Chronicle, March 4, 2014
Original URL:
http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/State-Bar-investigating-DA-in-wrongful-conviction-5288683.php?cmpid=hpbn
March 5, 2014
Assembly Committee Takes Up Bill Compensating Man For Wrongful Conviction (General)
Citation (Popular Media):
WTAZ.com, March 4, 2014
Original URL:
http://wtaq.com/news/articles/2014/mar/04/assembly-committee-takes-up-bill-compensating-man-for-wrongful-conviction/

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