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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April 10, 2015
Milwaukee to Pay $6.5M to Man Wrongly Convicted of Murder (Forensics/DNA)
Authors:
Associated Press
Citation (Popular Media):
News8000.com, April 1, 2015
Original URL:
http://www.news8000.com/news/milwaukee-to-pay-65m-to-man-wrongly-convicted-of-murder/32118466
April 10, 2015
Nevada Has An Innovative Idea For How to Right Wrongful Convictions (General)
Authors:
Kira Lerner
Citation (Popular Media):
Think Progress, April 1, 2015
Original URL:
http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2015/04/02/3641874/nevada-innovative-idea-right-wrongful-convictions/
April 10, 2015
Caddo Man Denied Money For Wrongful Conviction (General)
Authors:
Associated Press
Citation (Popular Media):
knoe.com, March 31, 2015
Original URL:
http://www.knoe.com/home/headlines/Caddo-man-denied-money-for-wrongful-conviction-298141211.html
April 10, 2015
Wrongfully Convicted Former Greensburg Woman to Try to Settle Lawsuit (Forensics/DNA)
Authors:
Boris Ladwig
Citation (Popular Media):
Daily News, April 8,
Original URL:
http://www.greensburgdailynews.com/news/local_news/wrongfully-convicted-former-greensburg-woman-to-try-to-settle-lawsuit/article_95cda02e-eed6-5bd0-a9f4-fee03257f802.html
April 9, 2015
If We Can't Prevent Wrongful Convictions, Can We at Least Pay for Them? (General)
Authors:
Emily Bazelon
Citation (Popular Media):
N.Y. Times, April 9, 2015
Original URL:
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/09/magazine/if-we-cant-prevent-wrongful-convictions-can-we-at-least-pay-for-them.html
April 9, 2015
Boost in Wrongful Conviction Compensation Sought (Forensics/DNA)
Authors:
Dee J. Hall
Citation (Popular Media):
Wisconsin State Journal, April 8, 2015
Original URL:
http://host.madison.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/boost-in-wrongful-conviction-compensation-sought/article_eafdcead-f2b2-59d6-b735-e0a0c745cc66.html
April 9, 2015
Lawsuits Mount Over Wrongful Murder Convictions in Blatimore (General)
Authors:
Van Smith
Citation (Popular Media):
City Paper, April 8, 2015
Original URL:
http://www.citypaper.com/news/mobtownbeat/bcpnews-lawsuits-mount-over-wrongful-murder-convictions-in-baltimore-20150407,0,6759996.story
April 9, 2015
Wrongfully Convicted Man Sues City for 2nd Time (General)
Authors:
Associated Press
Citation (Popular Media):
abc7chicago.com, April 7, 2015
Original URL:
http://abc7chicago.com/news/wrongfully-convicted-man-sues-city-for-2nd-time/638802/
April 9, 2015
State Court of Appeals Overturns Murder Conviction for Man Involved in Brooklyn Nurse's Death from Gun Battle. (General)
Authors:
Glenn Blain
Citation (Popular Media):
N.Y. Daily News, April 8, 2015
Original URL:
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/court-appeals-overturns-murder-conviction-gun-battle-article-1.2177113
April 9, 2015
Newswire: Wrongly COnvicted Man Released From Jail After Spending 30 Years on Death Row (Forensics/DNA)
Citation (Popular Media):
Green County Democrat, April 8, 2015
Original URL:
http://greenecountydemocrat.com/?p=13492

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