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October 4, 2016 Is International Wrongful Conviction Day

Wrongful Conviction Day is an international day to raise awareness of the causes and remedies of wrongful conviction and to recognize the tremendous personal, social, and emotional costs of wrongful conviction for innocent people and their families. Wrongful Conviction Day began as an effort of the Innocence Network, an affiliation of organizations dedicated to providing pro bono legal and investigative services to individuals …

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Supporters Of Jeff Havard Are Asking For Donations To Fund Prison Canteen

Jeff Havard currently sits wrongfully convicted on death row in Mississippi for a crime that never happened. He has recently been granted an evidentiary hearing based on new evidence in his favor, but the hearing is not set to take place until August of 2017.  The Committee to Free Jeff Havard, a group I am a part of, has set …

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Attorney General’s Decision To Appeal Brendan Dassey’s Overturned Conviction Lacks Common Sense

The state of Wisconsin has decided to appeal federal judge William E. Duffin ‘s August 12 decision to overturn Brendan Dassey’s 2007 conviction for the murder of 25-year-old photographer Teresa Halbach in 2005. After Judge Duffin’s decision last month, the state was left with three options; free Dassey, take his case back to trial, or appeal the judge’s decision to …

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New Trailers Released For Upcoming Netflix Documentary "Amanda Knox"

Netflix has released two new trailers for its original documentary ”Amanda Knox,” which is set to debut on September 30. The two conflicting trailers titled, “Believer Her” and  “Suspect Her”, are designed to encourage viewers to choose between guilt or innocence. It all started back in November 2007, when Meredith Kercher was murdered in a hilltop cottage in Perugia, Italy. In a series of …

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Supporters for Melissa Calusinski March in Labor Day Parade

Supporters for Melissa Calusinski gathered Monday in Zion, Illinois, to take part in the Jubilee Days Labor Day parade. The event was organized on the Official Melissa Calusinski Family Public Facebook Group, where supporters interact frequently to keep up to date with Calusinski’s case. Helen Barrett, one of the parade participants, posted on the support group page that the parade …

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