Tag: Innocence Project

Late Charge: Judge Says Prosecutors’ Demand to Free ‘Innocent’ Man Jailed for Murder Comes 24 Years Too Late

Photo: iStock Despite overwhelming evidence by prosecutors that a man sitting in a Missouri prison was wrongfully convicted of murder, a judge has denied a bid for a new trial saying, essentially, that the request comes 24 years too late. Twenty-four years is how long Lamar Johnson has been trapped in prison for what even […]

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A Relentless Jailhouse Lawyer Propels a Case to the Supreme Court

WASHINGTON — “For 23 years, I was a jailhouse lawyer,” said Calvin Duncan, a former inmate at the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola. “That was my assigned job.” He had a 10th-grade education, and he was serving a life sentence for murder. The prison paid him 20 cents an hour to help his fellow prisoners […]

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Innocent Man Released After 21 Years in Prison, Star Witness Confesses to Killing: ‘I Can’t Live With This on My Conscience’

John Miller (center) boards a bus to take him home after being released from prison after 21 years. Screenshot: CNN After 21 years behind bars, one Pennsylvania man will finally resume the life he left behind. CNN reports that 44-year-old John Miller has been released from prison after David Williams, the star witness in a […]

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Videotape All Police Interrogations

Ava Duvernay’s “When They See Us” is a docudrama about the 1989 Central Park jogger case in which five innocent teenage boys were wrongfully convicted of a brutal assault. In the film, the scenes depicting four of the young men being badgered into giving false confessions are hard to watch. Yet they do not depict […]

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The Jury Said He Killed Her Daughter. She Helped Clear His Name.

Carol Dodge’s daughter had been killed, and a man had been convicted. But years later, still fixated on the case, she was poring over 30 hours of interrogation videos when it hit her that he could not be guilty. What she saw on tape was not at all what she had envisioned when she heard […]

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The Brotherhood: Raymond Santana Creates a T-Shirt to Commemorate the Central Park 5

Raymond SantanaPhoto: Paras Griffin (Getty Images for Netflix) If, like me, you spent a good part of your weekend tearfully watching Ava DuVernay’s masterful When They See Us on Netflix, you likely walked away wanting to ensure the world never forgets what was done to Yusef Salaam, Kevin Richardson, Antron McCray, Korey Wise and Raymond […]

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The Brotherhood: Raymond Santana Creates a T-Shirt to Commemorate the Central Park Five

Raymond SantanaPhoto: Paras Griffin (Getty Images for Netflix) If, like me, you spent a good part of your weekend tearfully watching Ava DuVernay’s masterful When They See Us on Netflix, you likely walked away wanting to ensure the world never forgets what was done to Yusef Salaam, Kevin Richardson, Antron McCray, Korey Wise and Raymond […]

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