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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November 18, 2014
Wrongfully Convicted Derrick Hamilton to be Exonerated (General)
Authors:
Oren Yaniv
Citation (Popular Media):
Daily News, November 15, 2014
Original URL:
http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/wrongfully-convicted-derrick-hamilton-exonerated-article-1.2012033
November 18, 2014
Did a Group Dedicated to Exonerating Inmates Put an Innocent Man in Jail? (General)
Authors:
Jenee Desmond-Harris
Citation (Popular Media):
Vox.com, November 18, 2014
Original URL:
http://www.vox.com/2014/11/18/7199141/innocence-project-wrongful-convictions
November 18, 2014
Deaf Advocates Seek Justice for Wrongly Convicted Dead Man, Felix Garcia, at Parole Hearing Wenesday (General)
Authors:
Peter Schorsch
Citation (Popular Media):
Saintpetersblog.com, November 18, 2014
Original URL:
http://www.saintpetersblog.com/archives/167148
November 18, 2014
Bronx Man Convicted of Attempted Murder Hopes Documentary Will Shine LIght on Justice System (General)
Authors:
Caitlin Nolan
Citation (Popular Media):
Daily News, November 12, 2014
Original URL:
http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/bronx-man-jailed-crime-didn-commit-subject-film-article-1.2007488
November 18, 2014
Two New York Men Are Paid $9 Million In Wrongful Conviction Case (Police/Prosecutorial Misconduct)
Authors:
Sascha Brodsky
Citation (Popular Media):
Reuters, November 13, 2014
Original URL:
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/11/13/us-usa-crime-newyork-idUSKCN0IX2RW20141113
November 11, 2014
Miss. Court Awards Extra Compensation to Ex-Inmate (General)
Authors:
Jack Elliot Jr.
Citation (Popular Media):
Hattiesburg American, October 31, 2014
Original URL:
http://www.hattiesburgamerican.com/story/news/crime/2014/10/31/wrongful-conviction-compensation-ruling/18267997/
November 11, 2014
Jodi Arias' Parents Beg For Donations to Help Her Fight 'Wrongful Conviction': 'We Love Our Daugher' (General)
Citation (Popular Media):
Showbizspy.com, November 4, 2014
Original URL:
http://showbizspy.com/misc/7141
November 11, 2014
Exonerated NC Man Seeks Compensation for Wrongful Imprisonment (General)
Authors:
Joe Borlik
Citation (Popular Media):
myfox8.com, November 8, 2014
Original URL:
http://myfox8.com/2014/11/08/exonerated-nc-man-seeks-compensation-for-wrongful-imprisonment/
November 11, 2014
Court Rejects Convicted Murderer's Appeal (Forensics/DNA)
Authors:
Dave Collins
Citation (Popular Media):
Newsday, November 10, 2014
Original URL:
http://www.newsday.com/news/region-state/court-rejects-convicted-murderer-s-appeal-1.9603591
November 11, 2014
Wrongly Convicted: Two Brothers Freed 30 Years Later (False Confessions)
Authors:
Theo Hayes
Citation (Popular Media):
Fox Carolina, November 10, 2014
Original URL:
http://www.foxcarolina.com/story/27347609/wrongly-convicted-two-brothers-freed-30-years-later

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