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13 States Have Never Exonerated a Prisoner Based on DNA Evidence. Here’s Why.

Hundreds of state prisoners have successfully used DNA evidence…

There Will Be Blood, and Physics, Too: The Messy Science of Bloodstain Pattern Analysis

David Camm lost 13 years of his life to eight drops of blood. In…

In an Apparent First, Genetic Genealogy Aids a Wrongful Conviction Case

It started as a way to trace family history. It evolved into…

State Attorney’s Office Reviewing 1975 Murder Case Recently Featured in Times Series

The state attorney’s office that prosecuted Tommy Zeigler for…

Bloodstain Analysis Convinced a Jury She Stabbed Her 10-Year-Old Son. Now, Even Freedom Can’t Give Her Back Her Life.

Julie Rea was convicted of killing her son largely on the testimony…

Police Mistook Her Cotton Candy for Meth and Sent Her to Jail. Now She’s Suing.

When Monroe County sheriff’s deputies asked Dasha Fincher…

Study Finds Wrongful Convictions in 11.6 Percent of Sexual Assault Cases from Pre-DNA Testing Era

A recent study by the Urban Institute estimated that “wrongful…

DNA’s Revolutionary Role in Freeing the Innocent – The Innocence Project

This article provides an overview of the history of DNA analysis,…

The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist: A True Story of Injustice in the American South

Journalist Radley Balko and law professor Tucker Carrington…