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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June 23, 2014
Man Convicted of Murder: New Details Point to Innocence (General)
Authors:
Gary Craig
Citation (Popular Media):
Democrat & Chronicle, June 23, 2014
Original URL:
http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/2014/06/23/man-claims-innocent-murder-hearing-monday/11256709/
June 23, 2014
UTC Trio Helps Overturn Wrongful Conviction (General)
Authors:
Todd South
Citation (Popular Media):
WRCBtv.com, June 21, 2014
Original URL:
http://www.wrcbtv.com/story/25835730/utc-trio-helps-overturn-wrongful-conviction
June 23, 2014
Man Wrongly Convicted of Murder Could Get $1 Million (Police/Prosecutorial Misconduct)
Authors:
Ian Cummings
Citation (Popular Media):
Herald-Tribune, June 20, 2014
Original URL:
http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20140620/ARTICLE/140629965?tc=ar
June 23, 2014
Wrongly Convicted Dad Wins $503,000 in Lawsuit Against Attorney (General)
Authors:
L.L. Brasier
Citation (Popular Media):
Detroit Free Press, June 18, 2014
Original URL:
http://www.freep.com/article/20140618/NEWS03/306180166/wrongly-convicted-oakland-county-dad-wins-503-000-in-lawsuit-against-attorney
June 5, 2014
Wrong Man Convicted For Rape And Murder of 3 Native Americans, DNA Suggests (Forensics/DNA)
Authors:
Michael McLaughlin
Citation (Popular Media):
Huffington Post, June 4, 2014
Original URL:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/04/billy-glaze-serial-killer-dna-test_n_5447110.html
June 5, 2014
Brooklyn DA Clears Man Possibly Wrongly Convicted (General)
Authors:
Associated Press
Citation (Popular Media):
wdef.com, June 3, 2014
Original URL:
http://www.wdef.com/news/national/story/Brooklyn-DA-clears-man-possibly-wrongly-convicted/0fF3ZODcFUqM5xpsqN57vA.cspx
June 5, 2014
Man Convicted in Double Homicide May Get New Trial (General)
Citation (Popular Media):
13wham.com, June 3, 2014
Original URL:
http://www.13wham.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/man-convicted-double-homicide-may-get-new-trial-12525.shtml
June 5, 2014
Man Wrongly Convicted of Murder Suing City of Newport News, Police Officers (Police/Prosecutorial Misconduct)
Authors:
Nick Ochsner
Citation (Popular Media):
wvec.com, May 30, 2014
Original URL:
http://www.wvec.com/news/Wrongful-conviction-261291701.html
May 23, 2014
Appellate Judges: State's Argument Against Dan Gristwood's Innocence 'Doesn't Make Sense' (General)
Authors:
John O'Brien
Citation (Popular Media):
Syracuse.com, May 21, 2014
Original URL:
http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2014/05/appeals_court_states_argument_against_dan_gristwoods_innocence_doesnt_make_sense.html
May 23, 2014
Texas Sees Rise in Overturned Sexual Abuse Convictions from DNA Testing (Forensics/DNA)
Citation (Popular Media):
Digital Journal, May 22, 2014
Original URL:
http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/1937002

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