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Category Archives: Wrongful Conviction

The Partiality for Bias: Why Understanding Bias is Integral to Discussing Innocence – guest post by Jake Kind

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A few weeks ago, I wrote an article titled “What I learned from Watching Netflix’s Amanda Knox.” The piece examined the relationship between the debate of Knox’s innocence and our […]

It’s over 225 Days: Why is Donte Not Free?

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We posted about the extraordinarily frustrating situation with our client, Donte Rollins, a few weeks ago. In our last post, we explained how – despite the Philadelphia District Attorney’s agreement […]

What I Learned from Watching Netflix’s Amanda Knox – by Jake Kind

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By Jake Kind, Univ. of Pennsylvania, class of 2020 When Amanda Knox captured the world’s attention from a small cell in Italy, I had had no idea that wrongful convictions […]

Long-held beliefs about arson science have been debunked after decades of misuse

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The December cover story in the American Bar Association Journal on junk fire science features two cases in which the Pennsylvania Innocence Project has been closely involved: Han Tak Lee […]

Han Tak Lee’s Quarter Century Ordeal May Finally Be Over!

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On August 19, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals turned away the Monroe County District Attorney’s request to reinstate charges against Han Tak Lee. In 1990, Mr. Lee was convicted of […]

Han Tak Lee is Headed Home – 24 Years After Being Convicted Although No Crime Occurred!

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On Friday August 22, 2014, Han Tak Lee will breathe the air of freedom for the first time in 24 years. In 1989, Mr. Lee’s daughter died in a tragic […]

Hoping for Clemency – a Miracle – or Both

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If a prosecutor allows two clearly innocent men to be convicted of a murder neither committed, is that a praiseworthy event? Felix Rodriquez and Russell Weinberger spent over 21 years […]

Waiting for Justice in Pittsburgh

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UPDATE – November 16, 2016: the Gamesmanship Continues Judge Williams granted Greg’s petition, saying there was an “avalanche of evidence” showing the federal government withheld critical evidence which could have changed the […]

St. Louis Man Finally Free After Thirty Years

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George Allen Jr. left a courthouse in Jefferson County, Missouri a free man on Wednesday after spending thirty years in jail for crimes he didn’t commit. To saw that it […]

Florida’s Innocence Commission Releases Final Report

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Florida’s Innocence Commission has concluded two years of work by releasing a final report of recommendations to eliminate or drastically reduce wrongful convictions in the state. The Commission was founded […]

New International Wrongful Convictions Blog Debuts

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Launched today, the Wrongful Convictions Blog covers any and all issues–wherever they arise in the world–related to the problem of wrongful conviction of the innocent. Edited by scholars, scientists, and […]

Will Pennsylvania Supreme Court Consider U.S. Supreme Court Message?

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If you saw someone commit a crime, would you be able to describe them accurately if questioned after the fact? Did you know that 75% of all wrongful convictions that […]