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October 2 is Wrongful Conviction Day

Posted: Oct 02, 2015 01:10 PM

Today is the second annual Wrongful Conviction Day, which was launched internationally by the Association of Defence of the Wrongfully Convicted (AIDWYC) on October 2 last year.
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Ohio Supreme Court Will Hear Appeal from Death Row Inmate

Posted: Oct 01, 2015 04:44 PM

The Ohio Supreme Court will hear an appeal from death row inmate Tyrone Noling, whose attorneys say he was wrongfully convicted of a double-murder in 1996.
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Restorative Justice: Helping Exonerees and Victims Heal

Posted: Sep 30, 2015 05:57 PM

In an article published today on, writer and attorney Lara Bazelon explores meaningful efforts that are being made to help the people most affected by wrongful convictions—exonerees and victims of crime who contributed to sending the wrong people to prison—to cope and heal.

As anyone who has heard a story of wrongful conviction knows, the road to recovery can be a long one not only for exonerees, but also for the victims; they can suffer first from the crime and again when they learn that the wrong person was punished and the perpetrator remained free. Sadly, there are few resources available to help either party deal with the challenges of coming to terms with a wrongful conviction. To fill the void, a select group of organizations geared at addressing problems within the criminal justice system have started unique initiatives based on principles of restorative justice to foster healing for both exonerees and victims.

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The Next Step in the Fight to Prove Joseph Buffey’s Innocence

Posted: Sep 29, 2015 06:01 PM

Next week, the West Virginia Supreme will hear arguments in the case of Innocence Project client Joseph Buffey, who is currently serving 70 to 100 years for a 2001 rape and robbery that DNA evidence proves he did not commit. Innocence Project attorneys will argue that Buffey’s conviction should be overturned. They will present evidence showing that in 2002 the prosecution violated Buffey’s constitutional rights by offering him a plea deal when, in fact, they possessed DNA results proving his innocence, but neglected to turn over that evidence to the defense.
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Chigago Tribune Highlights Corey Batchelor Case

Posted: Sep 28, 2015 05:11 PM

In light of investigations by Chicago’s conviction integrity unit and the Illinois torture commission into cases involving allegations of torture by detectives under former police commander Jon Burge, The Chicago Tribune profiled the case of Innocence Project client Corey Batchelor on Monday.
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