False evidence and faulty investigations are just some of the issues conviction integrity units must review to right the wrongs of the past.
On May 27, the Nebraska legislature, overturning a gubernatorial veto, repealed the state's death penalty. For opponents of state execution, there was a brief moment of rejoicing. But many Nebraskans were instantly nostalgic for the good old days of killing bad people.
This case began with two lies: the one I refused to tell, and one a crack-cocaine abuser agreed to tell.
It is almost a certainty that thousands of innocent Americans are behind bars, potentially subject to brutal conditions, violence, and very often rape. But this reality poses a major inconvenience for the dominant forms of modern political ideology.
Larsen still has not been released because the California Attorney General's office appealed the federal judge's ruling based
During the week of August 28, 2008, Darryl Burton was exonerated of his capital murder charge -- after spending 24 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit.