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Matt Sayles/AP More than 10 years after being robbed of his college football dreams, Brian Banks is getting his shot at the NFL. The former prep star from Long Beach, who was recently exonerated in a 2002 rape case, will try out for the Seattle
Ohio Public Defender Tim Young wants to make it clear that he opposes part, not all, of proposed "collateral sanctions" bills designed to remove obstacles for ex-offenders in employment and other areas. The director of the Ohio Innocence Project
A former high school football standout who was wrongfully jailed wants California to pay for the time he spent behind bars. According to his lawyers, Banks is entitled to $100 a day for every day he spent behind bars under state law. Banks was
Then five years of probation and wearing an electronic monitoring device...Then Thursday, the California man's rape conviction was dismissed. His accuser, who last year sent Banks a message on Facebook suggesting that they "let bygones be bygones,"
A new NBC-Marist poll released today gives Sen. Sherrod Brown a 14-point edge over Republican state Treasurer Josh Mandel in the race for the U.S...The director of the Ohio Innocence Project vented his frustration over obtaining police case files in
Time does not heal all wounds when it comes to Janice Dickinson and her former "America's Next Top Model" boss Tyra Banks. Dickinson told FOX411's Pop Tarts column that Banks, [Has] fired everybody, she'll keep firing people, she's soulless, she's
Sign Up Franklin County sent 17 people to Death Row from 1985 to 2003, an average of nearly one a year...Since the state's current death-penalty statute was enacted in 1981, the number of Ohioans sentenced to death fell from a record 24 in 1985 to
Five men from Jefferson County and 12 others convicted but later cleared in Alabama courts are listed on a new national exoneration registry designed to highlight the issue of wrongful convictions and explain why they happen. The registry, compiled
100 more convictions 'potentially unsafe' Further evidence placed Hallam elsewhere the night of the killing There are about 100 potentially unsafe convictions being investigated, according to a group that campaigns for people wrongly put behind bars.
A little more than two weeks since his exoneration in Jacie Taylor's 1994 murder in Palisade, Dewey, 51, said he's made one life decision: He prefers the smell of southern pine trees to that of the Big Apple. Everybody's just moving so fast up there .