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04/16/2014 Harding's Charge: Albemarle County Sheriff Takes Aim At Wrongful Convictions, C-Ville

04/03/2014 Wrongly Convicted Man Puts Price on 21 Years of Prison Anguish, CTNOW

03/26/2014 The Courts Must Be Crazy, Boston Magazine

02/25/2014 Teen Spends 35 Days in Jail After Deputies Arrest Wrong Cody WIlliams, The LA Times

02/21/2014 How Much Can Police Lie To Suspects? N.Y. Rulings Suggest There's a Limit, The Christian Sceince Monitor

02/21/2014 Exonerated, Now What? New York Times

02/12/2014 Knox and Sollecito:Victims of a Prosecutor's 'Conspiracy Theories' to Explain Away DNA, Huff Post

02/05/2014 Criminal Exonerations at All-Time High, The Wall Street Journal

02/05/2014 Lawyers to File to Overturn Murder Conviction from 1998, Interlochen Public Radio

01/23/2014 Man Convicted in 1991 Phoenix-area Buddhist Temple Massacre, Los Angeles Times

01/22/2014 Family of South Carolina Boy Put to Death Seeks Exoneration 70 Years Later, The New York Times

01/14/2014 $6.3M Settlement for Man in Prison 25 Years for Rape He Didn't Commit, Chicago Sun Times

01/14/2014 Texas Man, Imprisoned for Murders Half His Life, Freed on Bond, NBC News

01/13/2014 El Paso Man Convicted of Double Murder at 16 Expected to be Freed, Los Angeles Times

01/13/2014 Texas Man on Brink of Freedom, New Trial After Serving 20 Years for a Double Murder, Fox News

01/09/2014 All Eyes Will Be on New York in 2014 When it Comes to Police Interrogations and False Confessions, Huff Post

01/08/2014 How to Get a Teenager to Admit to a Murder He Didn't Commit, Texas Monthly

01/02/2014 False Confessions: A Review of 2013, Huff Post

12/23/2013 Philly Finally Makes Good on a Promise to Record Interrogations and Confessions, Huff Post

12/18/2013 Teen's False Confession in Murder Case Leads to Questions, Channel 3 News Memphis

12/18/2013 State Court Orders New Trial for Daniel Villegas, El Paso Times

12/11/2013 Chief Judge for 9th Circuit Cites 'Epidemic' of Prosecutor Misconduct, Huff Post

12/10/2013 Indignity in El Paso: Is the Texas Criminal Court of Appeals 'Stalling' Daniel Villegas' Case?, Huff Post

12/8/2013 Mandatory Recording of Interrogations Begins Jan 1, Theday.com

12/5/2013 Jamie Peterson Cleared of 1996 Rape by New DNA Testing, Huff Post

12/5/2013 Will the 'Big Apple' Trump the 'Windy City' When it Comes to False Confessions?, Huff Post

12/4/2013 Will Arrest in Old Michigan Murder Case Clear the Man Doing Life for the Crime?, NBC News

12/2/2013 Police Chiefs Lead Effort to Prevent Wrongful Convictions by Alterning Investigative Practices, The Washington Post

11/29/2013 Use of Chicago Police Polygraphs Down in Face of False Confessions, Chicago Tribune

11/24/2013 When Lies Lead to Wrongful Convictions: Wisconsin Lacks Standards for Policing Incentivized Testimony, Gazette Xtra

11/22/2013 Former Detective Admits Coercing Confessions, Comcast Sportsnet 

11/21/2013 Judge Bars Statements Teen Made After Brothers Found Stabbed, KSL.com

11/21/2013 Confession Contamination in Cook County: Demonizing Youth in False Confession Narratives, Huff Post

11/20/2013 Videotaping a Valued Tool for Interrogations, Recordonline.com

11/18/2013 Breaking: With Today's Release of the San Antonio Four, Texas Now on the Cutting Edge of Efforts to Free the Innocent, Huff Post

11/10/2013 34 Years After Being Wrongly Convicted, a Man Savors His New Freedom, Los Angeles Times

11/09/2013 NorCal Experts Say Juveniles More Likely to Falsely Confess to Crimes, CBS SF Bay Area

11/08/2013 For the First Time Ever, a Prosecutor Will Go to Jail for Wrongfully Convicting an Innocent Man, Huff Post

11/06/2013 Time to Rethink Recantations, Chicago Sun Times

11/6/2013 Appeals Court Vacates Murder Conviction in Ryan Ferguson Case, NBCnews.com

10/28/2013 Elizabeth Man's 1995 Murder Conviction Vacated, Bail Set at $5k, NJ.com

10/28/2013 Illinois Hopes to Stem Wrongful Convictions with New Interrogation Law, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange 

10/27/2013 Baltimore Police Take Steps to Avoid Wrongful Convictions, Reason.com

10/25/2013 Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning's Fall From Grace, Huff Post

10/19/2013 O.C. Spaulding: Police Should Use More Technology, Charleston Gazette

10/18/2013 Gov Should Pardon Wrongfully Convicted Jailed Man, Chicago Sun Times

10/17/2013 Interrogations Can Lead to False Confessions by Juveniles, Study Finds, Herold Online

10/16/2013 Judge: No Miranda So Maine Teen's Arson Confession Tossed, Firehouse Magazine 

10/13/2013 Gov. Brown Signs Bill to Help Reduce False Confessions of Juveniles Charged with Homicide, California State Senate Majority

10/10/2013 False Confession Case Should Lead Federal Investigative Agencies to Start Recording Suspects' Interrogations, Huff Post

10/09/2013 The Recanters: What Happens When Abuse Claims Come Undone, Texas Observer

10/09/2013 $25 Million Damages Award Upheld on Appeal, Courthouse News Service

09/30/2013 Juveniles Prone to False Confessions, Experts Say, Journal Sentinel

09/25/2013 Reducing Over-Incarceration Isn't Just a Grown-up Problem, Huffington Post

09/23/2013 Why Do So Many Juvenile Suspects Confess to Crimes They Didn't Commit? Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

09/19/2013 Clemency Petition: Fugetts Recants; Davis Still in Prison, The Hook

09/18/2013 Fixing False Confessions, The Hill

09/16/2013 Exoneree Diaries: Jacques Rivera, WBEZ91.5

09/14/2013 Chuck Sweeny: College Kids Help Dispute '95 Murder Conviction, Rockford Register Star

09/14/2013 Editorial: Teenage Confessions; Age Group is Vulnerable to Abuse, Valley News

09/12/2013 Underage Suspects Are Apt to Confess to Crimes They Didn't Commit. Here's Why, Slate

09/11/2013 Mayor: 'Sorry for Burge Torture Era,' Chicago Sun Times

09/09/2013 Former Homesless Man To Be Freed From Prison In 2002 Rape Case: Mitchell, The Chicago Sun Times

09/08/2013 False Confessions Dog Teens, The Wall Street Journal

09/05/2013 $12.3 Million Settlement In Police Torture Case Spares Daley From Testifying, The Chicago Sun Times

09/05/2013 The Word "Free" Doesn't Enter Into My Vocabulary, The Chicago Reader

08/31/2013 Judge Outlines Murderer Johnnie Lee Savory's DVA Testing, Journal Star

08/29/2013 How Two Newspaper Reporters Helped Free an Innocent Man, The Atlantic

08/26/2013 In Juvenile Justice, Kids Need Protection From False Confessions, The Christian Science Monitor

08/26/2013 Governor Quinn Signs Bill Expanding Recording of Police Interrogations, Chicago Tribune

08/29/2013  Andre Davis: "There Was No Possibility in Their Mind That I Didn't Do It," Chicago Reader

08/19/2013  Johnnie Lee Savory: 'I ain't never heard the truth to be inconclusive', Chicago Tribune

08/14/2013  Let's Change How Police Question Young Suspects, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

08/06/2013  Judge Rules Johnnie Lee Savory Can Use DNA Tests on Old Evidence, Journal Star

08/06/2013  The Kid or the Hit Man: Who Killed 4 People?, Michigan Radio

07/22/2103  Man Walks Free After Serving Two Decades on Wrongful Conviction (video), Fox News

07/16/2013  An Exoneree's Gift, Word on the Streeterville  

06/12/2013  Grinnell College Honors 10 Alumni With Awards During Reunion, Grinnell College

04/22/2013  Recorded Interrogations Should be the Norm, AZ Central

04/13/2013  Wrongly Convicted Man Gives Back to Law Enforcement (video), NBC Bay Area

11/14/2012  Guilty or Victim?, Peoria Journal Star

01/17/2012  Four Englewood Men Won't Be Retried for 1994 Rape and Murder, Chicago Sun-Times

01/08/2012  12-Year-Old's Homicide Confession is Case for Debate on Recorded Interrogations, Memphis Commercial Appeal

12/07/2011  Anatomy of a Bad Confession (video | audio), Boston Public Radio

11/25/2011  Exonerated, Freed and Facing a New Life, Chicago Tribune

08/25/2011  Lawyer2Lawyer Podcast on the Release of the West Memphis Three (audio), Legal Talk Network

08/13/2011  Silence is Golden, The Economist

10/01/2010  Vigil Held for West Memphis Three, Fox 16 Arkansas

03/14/2010  Police interrogations: AP-LS issues landmark white paper, Forensic Psychology Blog