Help Protect Against Wrongful Convictions in Massachusetts

Laurance Adams with New England Innocence Project attorney Laura Carey.

Help Protect Against Wrongful Convictions in Massachusetts

Laurance Adams was sentenced to death and spent 30 years wrongfully imprisoned before he was exonerated of a 1974 Boston murder. Laurance was convicted based on the testimony of two informants who claimed that Laurance confessed to them. Years later, critical evidence emerged about the informants that the state had withheld from Laurance’s defense attorneys, which included deals that both of them had received on their own criminal charges after testifying against Laurance. One of the informants later admitted she had lied.

Massachusetts needs additional safeguards against unreliable testimony from incentivized informants, and would prevent what happened to Laurance from happening again.

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This campaign is in partnership with the New England Innocence Project.

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