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 11, 2014
Wrongful Conviction Case is a Tragic Comedy of Errors (Police/Prosecutorial Misconduct)
Authors:
Andrew Thompson
Citation (Popular Media):
Courthouse News Service, November 6, 2014
Original URL:
http://www.courthousenews.com/2014/11/06/wrongful-conviction-case-is-a-tragic-comedy-of-errors.htm
November 4, 2014
i-Team investigation: Wrongfully Convicted (False Confessions)
Authors:
Renee Murphy
Citation (Popular Media):
whas11.com, October 31, 2014
Original URL:
http://www.whas11.com/story/news/investigations/iteam/2014/10/31/edwin-chandler-wrongfully-convicted/18232287/
November 4, 2014
Pitts: Man Says His Cousin Was Wrongly Convicted in Haymount Slaying (General)
Authors:
Myron B. Pitts
Citation (Popular Media):
Fayobserver.com, October 30, 2014
Original URL:
https://tarlton.law.utexas.edu/node/7402#overlay=node/add/actual-innocence
November 4, 2014
Prosecutors Free Inmate in Pivotal Illinois Death Penalty Case (General)
Authors:
Steve Mills, Steve Schmadeke, Dan Hinkel
Citation (Popular Media):
Chicago Tribune, October 30, 2014
Original URL:
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-anthony-porter-murder-investigation-met-1031-2-20141030-story.html#page=1
October 29, 2014
Camm Seeks $30 Million For Wrongful Conviction (Police/Prosecutorial Misconduct)
Authors:
Baylee Pulliam
Citation (Popular Media):
Courier-Journal, October 27, 2014
Original URL:
http://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/local/indiana/2014/10/24/camm-seeks-million-wrongful-conviction/17860737/
October 29, 2014
Texas Man Released From Death Row Not Eligible for Compensation (General)
Authors:
Sarah Rumpf
Citation (Popular Media):
Breitbart.com, October 24, 2014
Original URL:
http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-Texas/2014/10/23/Texas-Man-Released-from-Death-Row-Not-Eligible-for-Compensation
October 29, 2014
Upstate New York Man Wins $41.6M in Lawsuit for Being Convicted of Rape (Forensics/DNA)
Authors:
Selena Hill
Citation (Popular Media):
Latin Post, October 24, 2014
Original URL:
http://www.latinpost.com/articles/24410/20141024/upstate-new-york-man-wins-41-6m-in-lawsuit-for-being-convicted-of-rape.htm
October 29, 2014
Post Register: $25K Approved to Investigate Wrongful Conviction in 18-Year-Old Idaho Murder (General)
Authors:
Zach Hagadone
Citation (Popular Media):
Boise Weekly, October 26, 2014
Original URL:
http://www.boiseweekly.com/CityDesk/archives/2014/10/26/post-register-25k-approved-to-investigate-wrongful-conviction-in-18-year-old-se-idaho-murder
October 29, 2014
2 Dallas Men Wrongly Convicted of a 1999 Murder Finally Get Justice (General)
Authors:
Celia Walker
Citation (Popular Media):
Rolling Out, October 28, 2014
Original URL:
rollingout.covhttp://www.villagevoice.com/2014-10-29/film/john-wick-violence/http://www.villagevoice.com/2014-10-29/film/john-wick-violence/http://www.villagevoice.com/2014-10-29/film/john-wick-violence/m/criminal-behavior/2-dallas-men-wrongly-convicted-1
October 23, 2014
The Drumbeat of Innocence: Another Wrongfully Convicted Man is Freed (General)
Authors:
Scott Martelle
Citation (Popular Media):
L.A. Times, October 21, 2014
Original URL:
http://www.latimes.com/opinion/opinion-la/la-ol-wrongful-conviction-innocence-project-death-penalty-20141021-story.html

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