exonerations

Politics
The U.S. set a record for exonerations in 2016 for the third consecutive year.
Crime
Innocent people shouldn't have to suffer from underfunded attorneys. These attorneys need to be fully funded to be effective for those who cannot afford counsel.
Crime
A courtroom is a place where justice is supposed to be served. More and more, however, courts are becoming crime scenes -- here, innocent people are being kidnapped and held captive.
Crime
Our criminal justice system continues to fail innocent prisoners because of the structures and statutes that legislators refuse to change.
Crime
In 2015, the highest-ever number of convicted prisoners were exonerated of the crimes for which they were incarcerated, according to a recent report by the National Registry of Exonerations.
Politics
Secretary Clinton: Not just Bernie Sanders, but a majority of Democrats, a fast-growing part of our party, is anti-death
Politics
"Making A Murderer" isn't just a problem in Manitowoc, Wisconsin.
Crime
Prosecutors have the power to prevent almost all wrongful convictions by seeking the truth, not just a conviction. If the pursuit of justice were the only goal, innocent men and women would not find themselves collateral casualties.
Crime
Like his uncle, Brendan may be guilty. Unlike his uncle, his conviction rests entirely on the coerced confession of a frightened, mentally-challenged boy badgered by grown men wielding badges and guns and uniforms and loud, firm voices.
Crime
I came to know about Mr. Hincapie's injustice through a mutual friend and exoneree, Jeffrey Deskovic. Our families met at
Crime
While some prosecutors do their job honestly and stand for justice, there are others who are responsible for intentionally wrongfully convicting innocent people. And as if that weren't enough, they do whatever is necessary to maintain these false convictions.
Crime
Evidence that frees a prisoner may include DNA linking another person to the crime and evidence of perjury. In one case, Ohio
Crime
"I'm not surprised by the numbers," said Sam Gross, the exoneration registry's editor and a University of Michigan law professor
Crime
Can there be any doubt that having one's execution scheduled, then postponed, then scheduled again and postponed again over and over is "cruel and unusual punishment"?
Videos
2013 was a record-breaking year for exonerating wrongfully convicted prisoners, even as the use of DNA evidence in exonerations has gradually declined. We look at how the innocent are set free.