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ILLINOIS WRONGFUL CONVICTIONS
Two Men Convicted for Drug Crimes That Never Happened
Jessica S. Henry
Associate Professor of Justice Studies
Innocent people are convicted of crimes that never even happened. These are worst case events that show what happens when the justice system goes completely off the rails. This is true whether a man is convicted of a low-level misdemeanor crime or a more serious felony offense.
Juan Rivera, Exonerated, Files Lawsuit Alleging He Was Framed By Police
Wrongfully Convicted Man Awarded $25 Million In Damages
Wrongfully Convicted Man Released After 2 Decades Behind Bars
Man Wrongfully Convicted Of Murder Released After 21 Years In Prison
How F***** Up Is This?
President, Chicago Innocence Project
Anthony McKinney and Armando Serrano are serving long prison terms for murder. Both were wrongfully convicted. And Cook Co. prosecutors have turned their fight for freedom into a bizarre sideshow.
The Price of Injustice: Wrongfully Convicted Deserve Full Compensation
Director, The Roderick MacArthur Justice Center, Northwestern
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.
Governor Candidate Ryan Says Sorry For Wrongfully Putting Two Men On Death Row
Another Burge Torture Case Crumbles: 2 Convicted In 1988 Murder To Go Free
Illinois Wrongful Conviction Tab Tops $100 Million
The only accountability has been the taxpayers' -- perhaps deservedly so, given that it is they who have tolerated, and continue to tolerate, widespread police and prosecutorial malfeasance.
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