Exoneree James Bain’s life took on a new role last month when his first child was born. Bain spent 35 years in prison for the kidnapping and rape of a 9-year-old boy. After being denied four times on technicalities for DNA testing that he insisted would prove his innocence, with help from the Florida Innocence …Read More
Archive for April, 2012
Be sure to check out 6,149 Days, the documentary airing online tonight at 8pm that covers the amazing story of Greg Taylor. Taylor was convicted in 1993 for the murder of Jacquetta Thomas, who was beaten to death in 1992. Contributing factors to Taylor’s wrongful conviction included a rushed police investigation, evidence that was withheld …Read More
Check out photos from March 19th’s symposium sponsored by the New England Innocence Project, New England Law | Boston and Boston Bar Association!
Professor Brandon L. Garrett discussed his new book Convicting the Innocent: Where Criminal Prosecutions Go Wrong, which analyzes what went wrong in the first 250 criminal convictions overturned on the basis of DNA …Read More
The Center on Wrongful Convictions at Northwestern University Law School has called on Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez to vacate the conviction of Daniel Taylor. When Taylor was 17, he and seven others were charged with the 1992 shooting deaths of Sharon Haugabook and Jeffrey Lassiter. Taylor received a life sentence.
Police questioned Taylor about …Read More