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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 […]

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 […]

Pa. Innocence Project to Receive Barristers’ Association of Philadelphia Cecil B. Moore Award

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The Pennsylvania Innocence Project is humbled and honored to have been chosen as this year’s Cecil B. Moore Award from the Barristers’ Association of Philadelphia. The Barristers’ Association helps address the […]

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 […]

Waiting for Justice in Pittsburgh

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  UPDATE – 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 outcome […]

Why Not Just Test the DNA?

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On March 7, the Supreme Court decided Skinner v. Switzer and held that death-row inmate Henry Skinner may bring a claim in federal court under civil rights law 42 U.S.C. […]

New Jersey Special Master Calls for Major Overhaul of Eyewitness Evidence

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For several months, a court in New Jersey held hearings at the request of the New Jersey Supreme Court to “test the current validity” of New Jersey’s standards on the […]

Prosecutor: “…we convicted the wrong guy, and that’s terrifying,”

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In a recent editorial in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Linda Campbell profiled the case of a prosecutor who did everything right, but still wound up sending an innocent man to […]

Perils of Eyewitness Testimony Continue to Plague Courts

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Problems with eyewitness testimony in courts continue to raise concerns across the country. In a recent article, Do You Believe What Witnesses See?, the Baltimore Sun explores the unreliability of […]

Dallas County DA Craig Watkins: “We’ve seen the results of tough on crime. It doesn’t work.”

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Dallas County DA Craig Watkins appeared with Stephen Colbert last night and explained his Conviction Integrity Unit and the need for prosecutors to investigate and work to prevent wrongful convictions. […]

CBS3 Interviews the Pennsylvania Innocence Project for Newsmakers

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Check out the video here!

Welcome!

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Welcome to the Official Weblog of the Pennsylvania Innocence Project! We hope to share news, updates, and educational information of interest to all who are concerned with exonerating those who […]