Longest-Ever Wrongfully Incarcerated Woman in U.S. History Sues Those Who Framed Her

35 Years Suffering Behind Bars for Innocent, Mentally Ill Woman Framed by Cops, DA & Doctor RENO, NV – Attorneys for Cathy Woods, who according to the National Registry of Exonerations’ database is the longest-ever wrongfully incarcerated woman in U.S. history, filed suit in federal court here today against four former Reno, NV and Shreveport,… Read More

Man, Wrongfully Imprisoned 21 Years Due to Police Misconduct, Sues City of Lynn and Police Officers Who Investigated the Crime

Angel Echavarria today

LYNN, MA—Released one year ago today following his exoneration for a murder that he did not commit, Angel Echavarria is now suing the City of Lynn and former Lynn Police and Massachusetts State Police officers for malicious prosecution and violations of his civil rights.  In January 1996, Angel Echavarria was wrongly convicted of the January… Read More

Innocent Kansas Man Sues Cops & Prosecutor Who Framed Him

“They took fifteen years of my life,” says Floyd Bledsoe of his wrongful imprisonment. KANSAS CITY, KA – Attorneys for Oskaloosa native Floyd Bledsoe filed suit in federal court today against Jefferson County law enforcement officers and others who participated in a profoundly unfair investigation and trial that resulted in Mr. Bledsoe’s wrongful conviction for… Read More

Justice Scalia’s Legacy of Injustice

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia passed away over the weekend. In a non-traditional sort of eulogy, rather than talking about Justice Scalia directly, I’d like to remember Justice Scalia by telling you about Troy Davis and Justice Scalia’s adherence to his principles, including his firmly held belief that the Constitution permits the execution of innocent… Read More

False Confessions in America

False confessions are more common than people think. Exoneration work and DNA testing reveal that police-induced false confessions are one of the leading causes of wrongful convictions of the innocent. More than 1 out of 4 people wrongfully convicted, but later exonerated by DNA, made false confessions or gave false incriminating statements. That’s astonishing. Given… Read More

Wrongful Conviction Roundup: Q3 2015

I know we do a wrongful conviction roundup every quarter, but the injustice some people have to endure never fails to shock. This quarter’s wrongful convictions are especially upsetting. The Exoneration of Bobby Johnson Let’s begin with Bobby Johnson’s heartbreaking wrongful conviction. Bobby was 16 years old in 2006 when he was jailed for the… Read More

MI Man Sues Officials Who Allegedly Set Him Up for Murder Conviction

Grand Rapids, MI – Sept. 28, 2015 – This morning attorneys for a 40-year-old Kalkaska, MI man filed suit in federal court here against the County of Kalkaska, Village of Kalkaska, and several law enforcement officers and the prosecutor involved in the deeply-flawed investigation that led to his conviction. Exonerated by DNA in 2014, Kalkaska… Read More

Wrongful Convictions Roundup: Q3 2015

I know we do a wrongful conviction roundup every quarter, but the injustice some people have to endure never fails to shock. This quarter’s wrongful convictions are particularly upsetting. The Exoneration of Bobby Johnson Let’s begin with Bobby Johnson’s heartbreaking story. Bobby was 16 years old in 2006 when he was jailed for the armed… Read More

Attorneys Announce One of Indiana’s Largest-Ever Wrongful Conviction Settlements

August 11, 2015 – In what is believed to be the third largest settlement for a wrongful conviction in Indiana history, attorneys for Mr. Billy Julian today announced that their client had agreed to a $3 million settlement today with the Town of Frankton and Madison County, IN. Julian, through his attorneys Mike Kanovitz, Elizabeth… Read More