Exonerations can be bittersweet for family members of murder victims.
While abolitionists cheered the news that Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber had declared a moratorium on executions last week, the public reacted with surprise. Oregon has the death penalty?
False confessions happen all the time. They are particularly common in cases involving juveniles. What is distinctive about the Englewood Four case, and deeply troubling, is that State's Attorney Alvarez will not acknowledge the mistake.
Stanley Wrice was wrongfully convicted, and he finds himself at the center of one of the most controversial legal battles of our time. The question that will soon be resolved by the Illinois Supreme Court: Can police torture be legally harmless?
Yesterday, the Texas high court agreed to decide whether a new state DNA law applies to Skinner's case -- or if he should be executed without the tests. So how did we get to this point?
Prosecutors swear up and down that they are acting on principle, that Hank Skinner had his chance for DNA testing and blew it, like a guilty man would.
Governor Perry seems to have his own problems lately. Why add the execution of Hank Skinner, a possibly innocent man, to the list?
As I've watched the drama unfold surrounding 11-month old Lisa Irwin, who vanished overnight on Oct. 3, my thoughts have turned to an eerily similar case.
If you're convicted of a crime you didn't commit, good luck getting compensation for your time behind bars.
For a man who has been dealt an horrific fate, Eric Caine remains undaunted. He speaks of a hopeful future. Perhaps that is because his future has brightened in recent months. But perhaps it is also because his past is too painful to discuss.
Ramadan challenges us to care and even feel implicated in the gross inequities that unfortunately characterize life in many of our major cities and society at large.
To combat the image of shriveled gubernatorial relevance, Quinn last week held a combative press conference the day after the legislature adjourned, criticizing a bill to dramatically expand Illinois gaming as "excessive."
Why are some college presidents and chancellors (136 of them), appearing to encourage teen drinking by signing on to the "Amethyst Initiative" which s...
Happy Birthday, Warren Beatty! You get to keep the rights to Dick Tracy. The Tribune Company lost a few days ago, so it was an early birthday gift.
The creator of the infamous fake Twitter account, donated his reward to Young Chicago Authors, the subject of the powerful new documentary, Louder Than A Bomb.
On Saturday afternoon, braving the bitter cold and intermittent snow, hundreds of Chicagoans gathered to express their solidarity with the Libyan people.