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Houston Police End Use Of Drug Tests That Helped Produce Wrongful Convictions

The Houston Police Department has ended its longstanding practice of using $2 chemical kits to make drugs arrests, a policy that had contributed to hundreds of wrongful convictions in recent years.

July 16, 2017

More Than 4 Percent Of Death Row Inmates Wrongly Convicted, Study Says

By Monte Morin, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — A new study argues that more than 4 percent of all defendants who have been sentenced to death — and who remain under threat of execution — are probably innocent. In a paper published this week in the journal PNAS, a team of researchers statistically examined the […]

April 29, 2014

Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter Dies; Boxer Was Wrongfully Imprisoned For Murder

By Jessica Gelt, Los Angeles Times Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, the middleweight boxer whose wrongful triple-murder conviction inspired a film starring Denzel Washington and a song by Bob Dylan, died in Toronto on Sunday. He was 76. Carter, who died of complications from prostate cancer, had a difficult upbringing in New Jersey and had stints in prison […]

April 21, 2014