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Calif. Leads the Nation in Wrongful Convictions -- I Would Know

(36) Comments | Posted November 5, 2012 | 9:18 AM

A new project at UC Berkeley Law School, the California Wrongful Convictions Project, has been studying the problem of innocent people in California convicted of crimes they did not commit, and they've just released their findings [PDF]. I wish I could say I was shocked by what they found.

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Vote Yes on Prop 34

(55) Comments | Posted October 23, 2012 | 2:32 PM

Freedom.

It's hard to imagine it being taken away without just cause. But it happens -- more often than you might think.

When I was just 16 years old, I was stripped of my freedom, wrongfully convicted of a murder I did not commit. I spent twenty years behind bars...

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Proposition 34 and Troy Davis

(68) Comments | Posted September 21, 2012 | 4:56 PM

Today marks the one year anniversary of the state of Georgia deciding that it was in the best interests of the people of Georgia to put Troy Davis to death.

This strikes home for me in many ways. Two years ago, both Troy and I were in...

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Innocent & Executed: It Could Have Been Me

(22) Comments | Posted May 17, 2012 | 4:51 PM

Texas executed an innocent man in 1989. That is the stunning conclusion of "Los Tocayos Carlos," a groundbreaking article published Monday in The Columbia Human Rights Law Review. As "Los Tocayos Carlos" meticulously documents, Carlos DeLuna was wrongfully convicted and executed for a crime he did not commit.

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