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Petition Signatures For Brendan Dassey Juvenile Interrogation Protection Law Are On The Rise

A petition launched by Brendan Dassey’s mother, Barbara Tydych, has been given a boost by the recent news of her son’s conviction being overturned. Barbara’s Change.org petition asking the state of Wisconsin to pass legislation designed to protect juveniles during interrogations, is now trending and the signatures are on the rise. In her petition, titled: “Please Pass Juvenile Interrogation Protection …

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The Committee To Free Jamie Snow Hosts 6th Annual Postcards In The Park Event

  The Committee to Free Jamie Snow is hosting their sixth annual Postcards in the Park in Bloomington, Illinois, on July 30, 2016. The annual event is designed to bring more attention to the wrongful conviction of Jamie Snow. Jamie Snow was wrongfully convicted in 2001 for the 1991 murder of William Little, a gas station attendant in Bloomington, Illinois. …

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Exoneree Dwayne Dail Discusses His Thoughts On ‘Making a Murderer’

Dwayne Dail is one of millions who has sat down to binge watch the Netflix series “Making a Murderer” since the documentary’s debut in December 2015. The series details the murder investigation of Teresa Halbach and the convictions of Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey for her murder. For many, the documentary has caused outrage, as it makes a strong argument …

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European Court of Human Rights begins investigation process preceding consideration of Amanda Knox criminal slander appeal*

Amanda Knox’s appeal to the European Court of Human Rights over her mistreatment by the Italian authorities has been posted on HUDOC, the official ECHR website. This means that the submission has been accepted and the case will be considered. This is another step on the road to her complete exoneration and public acknowledgment of the abuse that she was …

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Denny Petitt’s Death Highlights The Suffering Caused By Wrongful Convictions

Justice for Illinois Wrongfully Convicted has announced the sad news that Denny Petitt passed away yesterday in Menard Correctional Center. Denny was wrongfully convicted in 2010 of the murder of his brother. Denny’s ex-wife Donna, and daughter, Kelly, have fought tirelessly over the past six years to get his case overturned. When Kelly recently learned about her father’s illness, she …

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Supporters For The Wrongfully Convicted Gather At Columbia Missouri’s Earth Day 2016 Festival

Family members, friends, and supporters of Missouri’s wrongfully convicted came together to spread their message at Columbia Missouri’s Earth Day 2016 festival this past Sunday.  The event was a powerful showing of unity between all who participated. The video below was filmed by Matt Akins. It provides a nice recap of the event. For more information on the cases represented at the …

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