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Anthony Porter

Hidden Agenda Fuels Challenge to Pivotal Death Penalty Case

David Protess | Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago
David Protess

Anthony Porter, the exonerated death row inmate whose jubilant release from prison was the catalyst for abolishing the death penalty in Illinois, is back in the news after living in relative obscurity for years.

The Tribune Murdered the Truth

David Protess | Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago
David Protess

"Who Committed Murder?" the editorial's headline blared. Its focus was on a double homicide of a young couple that led to the conviction and near-execution of Anthony Porter in 1998. Porter was freed after another man, Alstory Simon, confessed to the slayings on videotape.

Welcome Home, Governor Ryan

David Protess | Posted 04.01.2013 | Chicago
David Protess

Many will say that George Ryan's legacy will be the stain of scandal. Count me among the many others who say otherwise. George Ryan is a good man, a profile in courage who saved countless innocent lives.

The Trials of Anthony Porter: From Exonerated Death Row Inmate to Paroled Shoplifter

David Protess | Posted 02.06.2013 | Chicago
David Protess

What will become of Anthony Porter? It is tragic to think that his only bright and shining moment was the day he was no longer condemned to die, a day when the whole world seemed to care about his fate.

Exonerated Death Row Inmate Back In Jail For Stealing Deodorant

Posted 08.02.2012 | Chicago

A man who served 17 years in prison for two murders he didn't commit has been sentenced to a year back in jail for retail theft. On Tuesday, Anthon...