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A DNA Mix-Up Involving a Washing Machine Kept a Man in Jail for 3 Years

As washing machines go, the one that contributed to Roy Verret’s…

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

Hundreds of state prisoners have successfully used DNA evidence…

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

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

The FBI Says Its Photo Analysis Is Scientific Evidence. Scientists Disagree.

The bureau’s image unit has linked defendants to crime photographs…

Jailing the Wrong Man: Mug Shot Searches Persist in New York, Despite Serious Risks

Many big police departments will not use open-ended mug shot…

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…

Blood and Truth: The Lingering Case of Tommy Zeigler and How Florida Fights DNA Testing

On the Row, angry men sometimes screamed at him, said he…

NACDL Midwinter Meeting & Seminar: “Preventing Wrongful Convictions” – February 13-16, 2019

NACDL's 2019 Midwinter Meeting & Seminar,"Preventing Wrongful…

Avery Attorneys Buting, Strang Create Nonprofit Focused on Improving Forensic Science

Dean Strang and Jerry Buting, whose representation of Steven…

What Happened After an 11-Year-Old Boy Was Accused of Murdering His Pregnant Soon-To-Be Stepmom

On the morning of Feb. 20, 2009, Chris Brown was running a little…