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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December 18, 2013
Former Judge Admits Racial Bias Influenced Possible Wrongful Conviction (General)
Authors:
Charisma L. Miller
Citation (Popular Media):
Brooklyn Daily Eagle, December 18, 2013
Original URL:
http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/former-judge-admits-racial-bias-influenced-possible-wrongful-conviction-2013-12-18-140000
December 18, 2013
Arkadelphia Man Awarded $460,000 For Wrongful Conviction (Police/Prosecutorial Misconduct)
Authors:
Rob Moritz
Citation (Popular Media):
Times Record Online Edition, December 18, 2013
Original URL:
http://swtimes.com/news/state-news/arkadelphia-man-awarded-460000-wrongful-conviction
December 16, 2013
Attorneys for Gage County Want to Keep Jury in Dark About the Innocence of 6 Wrongly Convicted (General)
Authors:
Associated Press
Citation (Popular Media):
Daily Journal, December 14, 2013
Original URL:
http://www.dailyjournal.net/view/story/b50156cd6d7b4f1f825e351dd3da016a/NE--Exonerated-Inmates-Lawsuits/
December 16, 2013
No New Charges for Man Freed After 34 Years on Wrongful Conviction (General)
Authors:
Kate Linthicum
Citation (Popular Media):
Los Angeles Times, December 13, 2013
Original URL:
http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-kash-register-wrongly-convicted-20131213,0,4753111.story
December 16, 2013
Prosecutors Formally Dismiss Charges Against Man Wrongly Convicted Of Murder (General)
Citation (Popular Media):
CBS Los Angeles, December 13, 2013
Original URL:
http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2013/12/13/prosecutors-formally-dismiss-charges-against-man-wrongly-convicted-of-murder/
December 16, 2013
Man Wants $400,000 From the State After Wrongful Drug Conviction (Police/Prosecutorial Misconduct)
Authors:
Daniel Wilkerson
Citation (Popular Media):
THV11.com, December 13, 2013
Original URL:
http://www.thv11.com/news/article/290803/2/Man-wants-400000-from-the-state-after-wrongful-drug-conviction
December 12, 2013
Man Freed Following Wrongful Conviction (Police/Prosecutorial Misconduct)
Authors:
Cynthia Grau
Citation (Popular Media):
Pontiacdailyleader.com, December 12, 2013
Original URL:
http://www.pontiacdailyleader.com/article/20131212/NEWS/131219771/1001/NEWS
December 10, 2013
Wrongly Convicted Buffalo Man Freed After Four Years Behind Bars (Forensics/DNA)
Authors:
James Staas
Citation (Popular Media):
Buffalo News, December 10, 2013
Original URL:
http://www.buffalonews.com/city-region/state-supreme-court/wrongly-convicted-buffalo-man-freed-after-four-years-behind-bars-20131210
December 9, 2013
Another Booklyn Man Freed After Being Wrongfully Convicted of Murder (Police/Prosecutorial Misconduct)
Authors:
Charisma L. Miller
Citation (Popular Media):
Brooklyn Daily Eagle, December 9, 2013
Original URL:
http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/another-brooklyn-man-freed-after-being-wrongfully-convicted-murder-2013-12-09-133000
December 5, 2013
For 22 Years, Caught in a Murder Case's Tangles Web (Police/Prosecutorial Misconduct)
Authors:
Frances Robles
Citation (Popular Media):
N.Y. Times, December 1, 2013
Original URL:
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/02/nyregion/detectives-errors-were-just-the-start-of-a-nightmare-case.html?pagewanted=1

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