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Entries by David Protess from 09/2013

The Death of Innocents

| Posted 09.02.2013 | Chicago

For the first time in 35 years, Anthony McKinney was no longer in the custody of the State. Since 1978, McKinney had been imprisoned at the Dixon Correctional Center despite overwhelming evidence of his innocence. But death proved to be his only way out.

Texas Inmate Defies Death As Evidence of Innocence Mounts

| Posted 09.10.2013 | Chicago

Hank Skinner is in the final round of a fight against two heavyweights. One is the Texas lawmen who want him executed. The other is an often-fatal ailment that saps his strength and leaves him in constant pain. The odds makers give him little chance. Death, after all, is undefeated.

Cook County Judge a Loose Cannon

| Posted 09.24.2013 | Chicago

Serbian immigrant Marko Pantelic drove across town to the Leighton Criminal Court Building on Sept. 6 to support a wrongfully accused friend and "to see how justice works in America." He should have stayed home.