Yearly Archives: 2014

Serial and the CWCY

Sarah Koenig’s addictive Serial, which in its first season has explored the innocence claim of a man convicted as a teenager of killing his girlfriend, has great relevance to the work that I do at the Center on Wrongful Convictions

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Exoneration Integrity

Recently, the Ohio Innocence Project announced a triple exoneration of their client Ricky Jackson and his codefendants Kwame Ajamu (formerly Ronnie Bridgeman) and Wiley Bridgeman, former death row inmates who spent nearly 40 years in prison for a crime they

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Conviction Integrity Conference

Our Conviction Integrity Conference (October 29, 2014) is in the books. The conference program and CLE materials will be available for a bit longer here. Over 400 people registered for the conference and saw 7 top prosecutors discuss the hows

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Reflections on a (fictional) exoneration

Last night I went to see “At the Center,” a new play by Andrew Gallant and Tim Touhy that is lovingly based on the work of the Center on Wrongful Convictions. As an aside, it was a bit surreal to

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Lineup reform on the horizon in Illinois?

Having worked on numerous wrongful conviction cases caused by misidentifications, I am quite interested in lineup reform efforts, especially in Illinois. Mistaken eyewitness identifications are at or near the top of the list of causes of wrongful convictions. Yet many

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