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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February 24, 2014
Washington County Billed $2.5M in Legal Fees in Wrongful Conviction Case (General)
Authors:
Associated Press
Citation (Popular Media):
Claims Journal, February 21, 2014
Original URL:
http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/west/2014/02/21/244931.htm
February 17, 2014
RI Seen First in US Requiring Videotaping Suspects' Questioning to Cut Wrongful Convictions (General)
Authors:
Associated Press
Citation (Popular Media):
The Republic, February 16, 2014
Original URL:
http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/51f5e07f476940a7ab2df25d9327e802/RI--Suspect-Questioning
February 17, 2014
Missouri Senate to Hear From Wrongfully Convicted Man (Police/Prosecutorial Misconduct)
Authors:
Associated Press
Citation (Popular Media):
ksdk.com, February 17, 2014
Original URL:
http://www.ksdk.com/story/news/politics/2014/02/17/missouri-senate-to-hear-from-wrongfully-convicted-man/5547059/
February 12, 2014
Bill Would Allow Compensation for Wrongly Convicted Man (General)
Authors:
Ian Cummings
Citation (Popular Media):
Herald-Tribune, February 11, 2014
Original URL:
http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20140211/ARTICLE/140219933?tc=ar
February 12, 2014
Two Brooklyn Men Freed After 21 Years in Prison for Wrongful Murder Conviction (Forensics/DNA)
Authors:
Kate Randall
Citation (Popular Media):
World Socialist Web Site, February 11, 2014
Original URL:
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/11/exon-f11.html
February 6, 2014
Exonerations Climb in US, As Prosecutors, Police Probe Wrongful Convictions (General)
Authors:
Elizabeth Barber
Citation (Popular Media):
Christian Science Monitor, February 4, 2014
Original URL:
http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/USA-Update/2014/0204/Exonerations-climb-in-US-as-prosecutors-police-probe-wrongful-convictions-video
February 6, 2014
A Surprising Crusader Against Wrongful Convictions (General)
Citation (Popular Media):
NPR, February 5, 2014
Original URL:
http://www.npr.org/2014/02/05/272100036/an-surprising-crusader-against-wrongful-convictions
February 6, 2014
At New Brooklyn District Attorney's Door, Wave of Wrongful Conviction Cases (General)
Authors:
Vivian Yee
Citation (Popular Media):
N.Y. Times, February 6, 2014
Original URL:
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/07/nyregion/at-new-brooklyn-district-attorneys-door-a-tidal-wave-of-wrongful-conviction-cases.html?_r=0
February 6, 2014
Wronfully Convicted Ex-Cop Imprisoned Almost 20 Years Is Awarded $9 Million By Jury (Police/Prosecutorial Misconduct)
Authors:
Terry Carter
Citation (Popular Media):
ABA Journal, February 6, 2014
Original URL:
http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/jury_awards_9_million_to_framed_ex-cop/?utm_source=feed&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=topstories_rss&utm_reader=feedly
February 4, 2014
Daniel Taylor Files Wrongful Conviction Suit After 20-Year Prison Term (Police/Prosecutorial Misconduct)
Authors:
Sarah Schulte
Citation (Popular Media):
ANV 7 Eyewitness News, February 3, 2014
Original URL:
http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/local&id=9418166

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