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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January 9, 2014
Harlem Man Hopes to Prove Wrongful Murder Conviction After 19 Years in Prison (General)
Authors:
Oren Yaniv
Citation (Popular Media):
NY Daily News, January 6, 2014
Original URL:
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/harlem-man-hopes-prove-wrongful-conviction-19-years-article-1.1567316
January 9, 2014
Martin Tankleff Settles Wrongful Conviction Lawsuit (Forensics/DNA)
Authors:
Associated Press
Citation (Popular Media):
ABClocal.go.com, January 8, 2014
Original URL:
http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?section=news/local/long_island&id=9385196
January 9, 2014
Civil Trial Begins For Wrongfully Convicted "Beatrice Six" (Forensics/DNA)
Authors:
Emily Roehler
Citation (Popular Media):
Nebraska.tv, January 7, 2014
Original URL:
http://www.nebraska.tv/story/24389906/civil-trial-begins-for-wrongfully-convicted-beatrice-six
January 6, 2014
Trial Date Only Days Away For Beatrice Six Who Were Wrongly Convicted (General)
Authors:
Joe Duggan
Citation (Popular Media):
Omaha.com, December 31, 2013
Original URL:
http://www.omaha.com/article/20131231/NEWS/131239869/1685
January 6, 2014
Lawyer: Wrongful Conviction Devastated Salem Man (General)
Authors:
Doug Ireland
Citation (Popular Media):
Newburyportnews.com, December 27, 2013
Original URL:
http://www.newburyportnews.com/local/x1221279546/Lawyer-Wrongful-conviction-devastated-Salem-man
January 6, 2014
Lawsuit Filed in Wrongful Murder Conviction (General)
Authors:
Kris Collins
Citation (Popular Media):
Branson Tri-Lakes News, December 27, 2013
Original URL:
http://bransontrilakesnews.com/news_free/article_ea86d844-6f27-11e3-8946-001a4bcf887a.html
January 6, 2014
Priest Wrongly Convicted (General)
Authors:
Associated Press
Citation (Popular Media):
Kolotv.com, December 26, 2013
Original URL:
http://www.kolotv.com/news/nationalnews/headlines/Priest-Wrongly-Convicted-237329001.html
January 6, 2014
The North Carolina Justice System Failed An Innocent Man (General)
Citation (Popular Media):
Newsobserver.com, December 26, 2013
Original URL:
http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/12/26/3486628/the-nc-justice-system-failed.html
January 6, 2014
Wrongfully Convicted Man Released After 10 Years in Prison (Eyewitness ID)
Authors:
Mike Carter
Citation (Popular Media):
Seattle times, January 6, 2014
Original URL:
http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2022516590_innocenceprojectxml.html
December 20, 2013
Wrongful Conviction Lawsuit Against Former Louisville Police Chief, Detective Dismissed (General)
Authors:
Jason Riley
Citation (Popular Media):
WDRB.com, December 18, 2013
Original URL:
http://www.wdrb.com/story/24253802/wrongful-conviction-lawsuit-against-police-dismissed

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