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False Conviction

These Panels Could Be The Best Hope For Innocent Victims Of The Criminal Justice System

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 02.24.2016 | Politics

Vanessa Gathers was convicted on robbery and assault charges in 1998 for the death of a 71-year-old Brooklyn man. She was sentenced to 10 years in pri...

The Pro-Death Movement in Nebraska

David Moshman | Posted 06.08.2016 | Politics
David Moshman

On May 27, the Nebraska legislature, overturning a gubernatorial veto, repealed the state's death penalty. For opponents of state execution, there was a brief moment of rejoicing. But many Nebraskans were instantly nostalgic for the good old days of killing bad people.

I Was Found Innocent After 16 Years, Then Sent Back to Prison

Lorenzo Johnson | Posted 04.14.2015 | Politics
Lorenzo Johnson

This case began with two lies: the one I refused to tell, and one a crack-cocaine abuser agreed to tell.

Guiltless Guilty Pleas

Joel Cohen | Posted 04.02.2014 | Crime
Joel Cohen

The dirty little secret in the administration of criminal justice is that sometimes -- indeed, way too often -- innocent people plead guilty.

The Justice System's Imprisonment of Innocent Citizens

Anthony Gregory | Posted 12.03.2012 | Crime
Anthony Gregory

It is almost a certainty that thousands of innocent Americans are behind bars, potentially subject to brutal conditions, violence, and very often rape. But this reality poses a major inconvenience for the dominant forms of modern political ideology.

Innocent Man Is 'Rotting In Prison' After 13 Years

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 08.22.2012 | Los Angeles

A young man who has spent 13 years in prison was declared innocent by a federal judge two years ago. And yet, he's still incarcerated. Daniel Larse...

After 25 Years In Prison, Falsely Accused Man Helps Others Avoid Same Fate

Nicole Skibola | Posted 06.07.2011 | Impact
Nicole Skibola

During the week of August 28, 2008, Darryl Burton was exonerated of his capital murder charge -- after spending 24 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit.