Archive for July, 2012

Vermont’s First DNA Exclusion

The New England Innocence Project supports John Grega’s claims of innocence in light of recent DNA results excluding him as the perpetrator. NEIP is joining with his attorney Ian Carleton in calling for his immediate release and declaration of innocence.

John Grega has served 18 years …

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New Legislation Introduced to Strengthen Forensic Science Reform

We are very excited to report that two new bills were introduced last week that are intended to strengthen forensic science reform in the United States. Senator John (Jay) Rockefeller, the Chair of the Commerce Committee, introduced S. 3378 called, “The Forensic Science …

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The Department of Justice and FBI to Re-Examine Forensics in Thousands of Old Cases

The Justice Department and the FBI will begin reviewing thousands of old cases that contain potentially faulty forensic evidence including hair and fiber analysis. The Washington Post published a story in April revealing that the Justice Department knew for years that many people had been convicted on potentially flawed forensic evidence analyzed by the FBI …

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NEIP Holds Successful Forensic Science/Innocence Litigation Training

The New England Innocence Project was thrilled to host our second annual Forensic Science/Innocence Litigation training on Friday, June 29. The event was a huge success with over 130 attorneys, members of law enforcement and crime lab personnel from all six New England states in …

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