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False Imprisonment

The Truth Is in the Numbers: Stop Wrongful Convictions

Lorenzo Johnson | Posted 06.22.2015 | Crime
Lorenzo Johnson

I'm one of many prisoners who are completely innocent, but continue to suffer at the hands of prosecutors who represent anything but justice. We are not guilty, so we don't want sympathy. We demand justice from the legal system that has failed us.

Conviction by Any Means Necessary: How Prosecutors Stole 19 Years of My Life

Lorenzo Johnson | Posted 06.14.2015 | Crime
Lorenzo Johnson

I had to make the hardest decision of my life. After meetings with my family, legal team and supporters, I chose to turn myself in and fight to prove my innocence once and for all.

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.

David Lohr

Alleged Kidnapping Victim Sent To Jail To Ensure That She Testifies

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 08.04.2014 | Crime

In an extraordinarily rare legal move, a Pennsylvania judge ordered an alleged kidnapping victim held behind bars to make sure she shows up at the sus...

What Happened To This Teen Was A Complete Miscarriage Of Justice

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 11.26.2013 | New York

Bronx resident Kalief Browder was walking home from a party when he was abruptly arrested by New York City police officers on May 14, 2010. A complete...

David Lohr

Woman Hoarded Animals, Held 72-Year-Old Ex-Boyfriend Hostage, Police Say

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 12.11.2012 | Crime

Police in Pennsylvania say they have arrested an animal hoarder who was holding a senior citizen captive inside her home. Mary Lou Petrucci, 55, of...

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...

Aaron Sankin

Prominent Political Group Fights Mirkarimi's Suspension

HuffingtonPost.com | Aaron Sankin | Posted 04.18.2012 | San Francisco

The last few months have been rough on San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi. After the revelation of an altercation between Mirkarimi and his wife,...

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.

Acquitted Death Row Inmate Files $360M Lawsuit After 17 Years In Prison

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A Chicago man acquitted of murder after spending more than 17 years in prison filed a federal lawsuit Monday that seeks more than $360 million dollars...

Alton Logan, Unjustly Imprisoned for 26 Years, Declared Innocent

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- A man who spent 26 years in prison for a murder he didn't commit has been officially declared innocent. Cook County Circuit Judge Pau...