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Monday, May 9, 2005

Exoneration Roundup

Louisiana considers paying those wrongfully convicted; 18 people in the state have been released from capital or life sentences since 1989 (and here's an editorial supporting reform of the indigent defense system).  In Wisconsin, prosecutors conceded that they could not prove guilt midway through the murder retrial of Evan Zimmerman; he had served 3 1/2 years before winning a new hearing.  After being in prison since he was 16, a 40 year old Louisiana man exonerated by DNA struggles to adjust.  Williams College professor Saul Kessin lectures on false confessions.  After claiming the documents did not exist, the Texas Department of Public Safety finally released documents on the testing of a man exonerated by DNA in December, 2004; the results: 8 years ago, the Department wrote that the conviction rested on evidence that could be deeply flawed.  [Jack Chin]

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