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Texas Exoneration Evokes Inquiry

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Michael Morton, who served nearly 25 years in prison after being convicted for the 1986 murder of his wife, was officially exonerated on December 26, 2011. Morton had been sentenced […]

Oprah highlights false confessions

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In a show dedicated to false confessions, Oprah Winfrey asks the question what makes someone confess to a crime he did not do? By following the case of one man, […]

Former Dallas DA: I convicted an innocent man

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Today, the Dallas Morning News ran an editorial by James A. Fry, a former Assistant District Attorney who prosecuted Charles Chatman for aggravated rape.  Mr. Chatman was convicted but conclusively […]

The vital importance of preserving biological evidence

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As an innocence project, we focus not only on reversing wrongful convictions, but also on preventing wrongful convictions in the first place.  One crucial part of such prevention is promoting […]