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Download The Injustice Anywhere 2017 Newsletter And Join The Fight To Free The Innocent

I am pleased to announce that the 2017 Injustice Anywhere Winter Newsletter is now available for online viewing and download. Injustice Anywhere (an organization I help operate) actively works to bring more attention to wrongful convictions. According to the National Registry of Exonerations, courts in the United States overturned 165 wrongful convictions in 2016, which broke 2015’s record of 149 …

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Supporters Asking For Funds To Support Melissa Calusinski’s Family As She Continues To Fight For Her Freedom

A gofundme account has been set up to help Paul and Cheryl Calusinski, the parents of Melissa Calusinski. Paul and Cheryl have suffered financial hardship as they have fought to free their daughter from prison. Melissa Calusinski was convicted of murder in 2011 and was sentenced to 31 years in prison in Illinois. Calusinski was accused of throwing a child …

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Defense Arguments To Be Heard By Judge In Kent Pellegrini Appeal Case

Kent Pellegrini’s legal team has a hearing scheduled at the Grundy County Courthouse on Tuesday, January 31. Kent’s attorneys will present evidence in support of their motion for dismissal or an evidentiary hearing.   Pellegrini was convicted in Grundy County, Illinois, in 2015, for the aggravated sexual assault of his wife Barbara Pellegrini, in 2013. He is currently serving an eight-year …

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After Seventeen Years David Thorne Continues To Wait For Justice

David Thorne was convicted on January 25, 2000, and sentenced to life without parole in Ohio, for allegedly hiring an acquaintance to kill his son’s mother Yvonne Layne in 1999. The problem is that evidence clearly shows that David Thorne is an innocent man. The appeals system in the United States operates at an incredibly slow pace, making it difficult to …

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Rodney Lincoln Is An Innocent Man Who Needs Your Help Right Now

Rodney Lincoln is currently serving two life sentences for the murder of JoAnn Tate and the assault of Tate’s two young daughters in April of 1982 in St. Louis, Missouri. Evidence shows that Rodney was wrongfully convicted based on a hair found at the crime scene that was wrongly attributed to him and a questionable line-up conducted by police. The victim …

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UNDERSTANDING PSYCHOPATHOLOGY IN EXISTING POWER STRUCTURES

While the vast majority of the public is aware that innocent people do end up in prison, most of us do not know the path that leads those poor people into such a terrible situation.  In their book “Three False Convictions Many Lessons“, Anderson and Scott outline succinctly how and why the most vulnerable amongst us are easily forced into …

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