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A man sentenced to life in prison for kidnapping and raping a San Diego County teenager has been freed after DNA evidence supported his innocence. U-T San Diego (http://bit.ly/15DFbKw ) says charges against 33-year-old Uriah Courtney were dropped
Post-arrest DNA collection improves justice Posted June 23, 2013 at 12:01 a.m. Now that the Supreme Court has certified the constitutionality of post-arrest DNA testing, the prospect is that it will in many cases free the innocent who have been
The Long Beach Unified School District has won a $2.6-million judgment in its lawsuit against a former student who falsely accused classmate and football player Brian Banks of rape, officials said. "The court recognizes that our school district was a
Many of the men had been in prison for more than 10 years, with one of them being incarcerated for 23 years total. The Innocence Project released a list of all the cases that are affected by the evidence. Two of the men were convicted of the r@pe
Authors usually like it when the Supreme Court cites their work. But a reference to a book in an opinion last week is drawing mixed reviews...King , was about whether the authorities may take DNA samples from people arrested in connection with
A New York man who spent 16 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit has received a master's degree from John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Jeffrey Deskovic (DEH'-skoh-vihch), who was freed in 2006, received his diploma at a graduation
A bill to create an exoneration commission that would study false convictions named for his brother, Tim Cole, a Fort Worth man found innocent of a rape conviction years after he died in prison appears to be at a standstill in the Texas Legislature.
For the law students at Santa Clara University's Northern California Innocence Project, the goal is beyond academic: It's setting the wrongly convicted free. Since 2001, they've exonerated 17 people who were wrongly convicted.
Mont. (AP) The three-decade fight for freedom by a Montana man convicted of the 1979 slaying of a teenage classmate appeared to slam shut this week, when the Montana Supreme Court ordered him back to prison and took away his brief taste of normal
Alaska One of four men convicted in the 1997 beating death of a Fairbanks teenager will be released early after a state parole board ruled in his favor. Marvin Roberts will be released in 2015 instead of 2020, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner ( http://