This is a picture of Uriah Courtney walking out of prison and into the arms of his parents. This morning the San Diego DA announced the dismissal of the charges against Uriah, who was serving a life-sentence for a rape and kidnapping he did not commit. The California Innocence Project pushed for a re-examination of the DNA evidence, which lead the police to the real perpetrator. Congratulations to Uriah, his family, and the California Innocence Project on this happy news!

This is a picture of Uriah Courtney walking out of prison and into the arms of his parents. This morning the San Diego DA announced the dismissal of the charges against Uriah, who was serving a life-sentence for a rape and kidnapping he did not commit. The California Innocence Project pushed for a re-examination of the DNA evidence, which lead the police to the real perpetrator. Congratulations to Uriah, his family, and the California Innocence Project on this happy news!

[...] Bradley had stood in the way of truth in the case of Michael Morton, who spent nearly a quarter century in prison on a false conviction in the 1986 murder of his wife. The evidence, a bloody bandana found near the crime scene, was only tested after an appeals court ordered it. Since losing elected office, Bradley has tried to find work. No one would take him. [...] . Barry Scheck, co-founder and co-director of the New York-based Innocence Project, said he learned about Bradleys n...

[...] Bradley had stood in the way of truth in the case of Michael Morton, who spent nearly a quarter century in prison on a false conviction in the 1986 murder of his wife. The evidence, a bloody bandana found near the crime scene, was only tested after an appeals court ordered it. Since losing elected office, Bradley has tried to find work. No one would take him. [...] . Barry Scheck, co-founder and co-director of the New York-based Innocence Project, said he learned about Bradleys n...

1" wide Compassion Pin In collaboration with Lara Naughton and Compassion NOLA. A percentage of proceeds benefit Innocence Project New Orleans.

Compassion Pin

wide Compassion Pin In collaboration with Lara Naughton and Compassion NOLA. A percentage of proceeds benefit Innocence Project New Orleans.

[...] Bradley had stood in the way of truth in the case of Michael Morton, who spent nearly a quarter century in prison on a false conviction in the 1986 murder of his wife. The evidence, a bloody bandana found near the crime scene, was only tested after an appeals court ordered it. Since losing elected office, Bradley has tried to find work. No one would take him. [...] . Barry Scheck, co-founder and co-director of the New York-based Innocence Project, said he learned about Bradleys n...

[...] Bradley had stood in the way of truth in the case of Michael Morton, who spent nearly a quarter century in prison on a false conviction in the 1986 murder of his wife. The evidence, a bloody bandana found near the crime scene, was only tested after an appeals court ordered it. Since losing elected office, Bradley has tried to find work. No one would take him. [...] . Barry Scheck, co-founder and co-director of the New York-based Innocence Project, said he learned about Bradleys n...

Legal - Innocence Project

Legal - Innocence Project

For eight years, from 2007 to 2015, I worked as a case analyst at the Innocence Project, an organization dedicated to freeing people who have been wrongfully convicted. My job was to review requests for help from those seeking representation. For cases that I determined warranted an in-depth investigation, I read trial transcripts, police reports and lab reports, and I corresponded extensively with the person seeking help.

For eight years, from 2007 to 2015, I worked as a case analyst at the Innocence Project, an organization dedicated to freeing people who have been wrongfully convicted. My job was to review requests for help from those seeking representation. For cases that I determined warranted an in-depth investigation, I read trial transcripts, police reports and lab reports, and I corresponded extensively with the person seeking help.

The death penalty in the state of California continues to be a major focus, due in part to the burden it places on tax payers. The California Innocence Project's goal with this infographic was to examine the facts, and the facts alone. Even though Proposition 34 did not pass in the most recent election, this issue will continue to be argued and remain a pressing issue, especially during difficult economic times.

This board represents one of the main reasons why defendant's are wrongfully sentenced;

TIL: More than two-thirds of the DNA-cleared homicide cases documented by the Innocence Project were caused by false confessions.

Facts and Figures Police-induced false confessions are among the leading causes of wrongful convictions among african-americans.

The Slain Innocence Project. Crime literature a... Upmarket, Bold Logo Design by Patrick Normile

The Slain Innocence Project. Crime literature a... Upmarket, Bold Logo Design by Patrick Normile

Read Ginny Lefever's thoughtful answers to questions submitted by Innocence Blog readers about PTSD and wrongful conviction.

Ginny Lefever Answers Your Questions About PTSD and Wrongful Conviction - Innocence Project Innocence Project

Emerson Stevens, a client of the University of Virginia School of Law Innocence Project, walked out of the Greensville Correctional Center on May 19 a free man, though he is not yet cleared of the crime for which he was convicted. In the sweltering prison parking lot, the newly paroled Stevens was greeted by about a dozen members of his extended family. Stevens embraced his joyful family members, starting with his wife, Sandra. To celebrate the moment, Stevens donned a T-shirt printed with…

Emerson Stevens, a client of the University of Virginia School of Law Innocence Project, walked out of the Greensville Correctional Center on May 19 a free man, though he is not yet cleared of the crime for which he was convicted. In the sweltering prison parking lot, the newly paroled Stevens was greeted by about a dozen members of his extended family. Stevens embraced his joyful family members, starting with his wife, Sandra. To celebrate the moment, Stevens donned a T-shirt printed with…

Knit a little hat and help older people this winter

the innocent big knit. Knitting little hats to raise money to help keep older people warm in winter.

Serial

The Innocence Project's Deirdre Enright Tells Serial Fans What's Next for Adnan's Case

Northern California Innocence Project Exonerees | Santa Clara Law

Northern California Innocence Project Exonerees | Santa Clara Law

Inside a 'Serial' Addiction: Hit Podcast Features Legal Footwork of UVA Law's Innocence Project

A team of students and the Innocence Project at UVA School of Law run down leads that may exonerate a man convicted of murder in the wildly popular podcast

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