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Confession Contamination in Cook County: Demonizing Youth in False Confession Narratives

Steve Drizin | Posted 01.25.2014 | Chicago
Steve Drizin

In Cook County's juvenile false confession cases, police officers and prosecutors have taken confession contamination to a new level. Not only did they feed facts to suspects, they scripted entire narratives for them.

Wrongfully Convicted Man Freed After 2 Decades

AP | By DAVID MERCER | Posted 01.06.2012 | Chicago

-- One of five men sent to prison for the rape and murder of a middle school classmate two decades ago walked out of an Illinois prison Friday, exone...

After 2 Decades In Prison, Men Cleared In 1991 Rape And Murder Of Girl

AP | SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 01.03.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO — After spending almost two decades in jail for a rape and murder he didn't commit, Robert Taylor walked out of an Illinois prison a fre...

Innocent, But Forced to Confess -- To Murder

Rashad Robinson | Posted 10.22.2011 | Politics
Rashad Robinson

Every day, many law enforcement officials treat Black youth as criminals, denying them their right to due process and basic dignity. The consequences of these practices are life-threatening.