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Innocence Cases in the News

Articles collected from around the internet that illustrate injustice, false convictions, police brutality, and other relevant topics.

The opposite of poverty is NOT wealth; it is justice.

Bryan Stevenson

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After serving 28 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit, Bernard Young sat in a courtroom Wednesday wearing a silver cross as a symbol of his faith, beaming as he heard the words he has long waited to hear: Your case is dismissed.

Tresa Baldas, Detroit Free Press Published 11:09 a.m. ET Dec. 13, 2017

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Desmond Ricks was released on bond Friday, May 26, 2017 from the Handlon Correctional Facility, Ionia, Michigan  - ending 25 years of wrongful incarceration.

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The death penalty is dying. Here's what that means for the criminal justice system.Lawyers, not lawmakers, are killing the death penalty. There’s a critical lesson there.

Interview by Sean Illing of Brendon Garrett

In this interview, Brandon Garrett, a law professor at the University of Virginia and the author of th book "End of Its Rope - How Killing the Death Penalty Can Revive Criminal Justice" explores these questions, but also makes a broader claim: that defense lawyers are helping to gradually abolish the death penalty, and that we can improve the entire criminal justice system if we understand why.

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Serious challenges to the status quo will be met with panic and repression

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• Watching Tony Die

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• Justice For Jermane Scott

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