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Overturned: After 25 years, John Hincapie Is Freed

Lorenzo Johnson | Posted 12.11.2016 | Crime
Lorenzo Johnson

The nightmare that John Hincapie had to endure lasted for a quarter century. It all started when he was 17 years old, when the police beat a false con...

Meet the Prosecutor Fighting to Overturn Wrongful Convictions

Lorenzo Johnson | Posted 11.24.2016 | Crime
Lorenzo Johnson

Almost two years ago, Kenneth Thompson was running to become Brooklyn's District Attorney. Not only did Mr. Thompson promise to be hard on crime, he also promised to reexamine the cases of those who claimed to be innocent. Mr. Thompson eventually won, and, true to his word, his office has reviewed a large number of cases.

Recent Rash of Exonerations Only the Surface: Many More Remain Wrongfully Imprisoned

Jeffrey Deskovic | Posted 02.08.2015 | Politics
Jeffrey Deskovic

Last year there were 91 exonerations. This year there have been 90 thus far. To date there have been 1482 exonerations overall, only 321 of them being DNA related. What is causing the staggering number of wrongful convictions?