Innocence Cases in the News

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


Fred Clay, who was wrongfully convicted of murder and spent almost 38 years in Massachusetts prisons, will receive a $1 million settlement from the state, the highest amount allowed under a new state law.

"Would anyone take $26,000 to be in prison for a year?" asked Clay's attorney Jeffrey Harris. "Probably not."

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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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• Watching Tony Die

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• Justice For Jermane Scott

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