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Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Exoneration Roundup

Cuffs_9 The Northwestern Center on Wrongful Convictions has persuaded the governor of Illinois to pardon two inmates on the ground of innocence; the men served 27 years before being exonerated by DNA testing.  Two others exonerated by DNA were also pardoned.  The men had been released in 2003 and 2004.  The Boston Phoenix reports on the loss of public confidence on the Boston police based on some high profile exonerations; Here's a similar article about the Suffolk County (Boston) prosecutor's office. Here's a story about the new joint law-journalism innocence project at the University of Oregon. Brooklyn CrimProf William Hellerstein successfully represented David Wong, who served 18 years for a murder he did not commit; now he's free--to be deported.  Talkleft blogs a big settlement in a Chicago wrongful arrest case.  [Jack Chin]

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