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Mark Godsey

In Today's National Record-Breaking Exoneration, Prosecutors Stepped Up to Correct a "Lie From the Pits of Hell"

Mark Godsey | Posted 01.21.2015 | Crime
Mark Godsey

This morning, Ricky Jackson walked out of the Cuyahoga County courtroom in downtown Cleveland a free man after 39 years in prison--several of those on death row--for a murder he didn't commit.

All They Want for Christmas Is Their Freedom: Will Governor Brown Grant Clemency to the California 12?

Mark Godsey | Posted 02.08.2014 | Crime
Mark Godsey

When an innocent person is exonerated and walks out of prison, it's always a big news story. What we don't see are the thousands of people who will never go home, not because they are any less innocent, but because there is some legal procedural bar stopping their case.

Breaking: With Today's Release of the San Antonio Four, Texas Now On the Cutting Edge of Efforts to Free the Innocent

Mark Godsey | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime
Mark Godsey

Today in Texas, four wrongfully convicted women--known as the "San Antonio Four"--had their convictions overturned and were freed.

For the First Time Ever, a Prosecutor Will Go to Jail for Wrongfully Convicting an Innocent Man

Mark Godsey | Posted 10.16.2015 | Crime
Mark Godsey

Today in Texas, former prosecutor and judge Ken Anderson pled guilty to intentionally failing to disclose evidence in a case that sent an innocent man, Michael Morton, to prison for the murder of his wife.

We Are Naturally Bad Sleuths.. And Frequently Fail To Find The Truth

Mark Godsey | Posted 10.25.2013 | TED Weekends
Mark Godsey

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgHow could 10 witnesses have all said they were certain a defendant was the perpetrator of the crime, when DNA testing later proved that he was innocent?