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Wrongful Imprisonment

What It's Like To Be Found Guilty Of A Murder You Didn't Commit

Reuven Fenton | Posted 10.28.2016 | Politics
Reuven Fenton

You keep telling people you're innocent. All you get in reply is, "Yeah, we hear that a lot." At that moment, each assumed he or she would be found innocent, because a guilty verdict was just too ridiculous to fathom. It would be the stuff of horror movies. Fiction. Then the jury foreman said, "Guilty."

Kalief Browder's Lawyer: Incarceration Was 'Direct Cause' Of Young Man's Suicide

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 06.09.2015 | Black Voices

Kalief Browder, a 22-year-old man from New York City, took his own life this past weekend, an act that his lawyer says is directly connected to the th...

Men Cleared Of Murder After Decades In Prison To Get $1.6 Million

Reuters | Posted 06.11.2015 | Crime

April 10 (Reuters) - Two Ohio men who were cleared of murder last year after spending decades in prison will receive about $1.6 million from the sta...

Ryan J. Reilly

DEA Officials Responsible For Nearly Killing College Student, DOJ Watchdog Finds

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 07.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Four separate employees of the Drug Enforcement Administration saw or heard a college student who was left handcuffed in a holding cell ...

Lisa Ling Explores Wrongful Imprisonment, Thomas Arthur On Death Row

Posted 08.15.2012 | TV

On the latest installment of "Our America with Lisa Ling" (Tue., 10 p.m. ET on OWN), the topic of wrongful imprisonment was explored. In the case of S...

UPDATE: DEA Apologizes To Forgotten Man In Holding Cell Forced To Drink Urine

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 05.02.2012 | Crime

Update: The Drug Enforcement Administration has apologized to Danny Chong after he spent five days in a holding cell without food, water or a toilet, ...

The Price of Injustice: Wrongfully Convicted Deserve Full Compensation

Locke Bowman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Locke Bowman

The State of Illinois owes a debt to the innocent people who have been convicted in our justice system of crimes they didn't commit and then been forced to serve years of wrongful imprisonment.

Spotlight on the Struggle of Birtukan Mideksa: Ethiopian Human Rights Activist in the Global Women's Movement

Zainab Salbi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Zainab Salbi

Today I would like to tell you the story of Birtukan Mideksa, an Ethiopian prisoner of conscience who is facing life imprisonment for speaking out aga...