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 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/
February 28, 2014
Neb. Prisoner's Wrongful Conviction Claim Rejected (General)
Authors:
Margery A. Beck
Citation (Popular Media):
SF Gate, February 28, 2014
Original URL:
http://www.sfgate.com/news/crime/article/Neb-prisoner-s-wrongful-conviction-claim-rejected-5277297.php
February 28, 2014
Kawasaki Bills Address Wrongful Convictions (General)
Authors:
Associated Press
Citation (Popular Media):
Times Daily, February 27, 2014
Original URL:
http://www.timesdaily.com/news/state/article_ecbc735a-37f5-5939-af14-e5dfc793940a.html
February 27, 2014
Twist in Edward Montour Death Penalty Case, He May Have Been Wrongly Convicted in 1st Case (General)
Citation (Popular Media):
Thedenverchannel.com, February 27, 2014
Original URL:
http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/local-news/twist-in-edward-montour-death-penalty-case-he-may-have-been-wrongly-convicted-in-1st-case
February 24, 2014
Clark County Owes Legal Fees On Top of Jury Award In Wrongful Conviction, Lawyer Claims (General)
Authors:
Associated Press
Citation (Popular Media):
Oregonlive.com, February 19, 2014
Original URL:
http://www.oregonlive.com/clark-county/index.ssf/2014/02/clark_county_owes_legal_fees_o.html
February 24, 2014
Wrongly Incarcerated Man and NYC Reach Settlement Deal (General)
Authors:
Charisma L. Miller
Citation (Popular Media):
Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Original URL:
http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/wrongly-incarcerated-man-and-nyc-reach-settlement-deal-2014-02-24-153000
February 24, 2014
Man Who Served 7 Years Sues Oakland Over Wrongful Conviction (General)
Authors:
Henry K. Lee
Citation (Popular Media):
SF Gate, February 24, 2014
Original URL:
http://www.sfgate.com/crime/article/Man-who-served-7-years-sues-Oakland-over-wrongful-5257566.php

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