A three-judge panel on Friday declared a North Carolina man innocent after he had served almost 40 years of a life sentence for a 1976 double murder.
By Carey Reed
The federal government offers exonerees $50,000 for each year spent in prison on a wrongful conviction. Should this same standard be enforced in all 50 states? What other programs should be put in place to ensure quality of life for…
By Nora Daly
In the US, state laws governing compensation for wrongfully convicted people vary significantly. While some states offer sizable packages for the exonerated, at least 20 offer nothing. And even for those that do, it may not be enough to make…
By PBS NewsHour
When a wrongfully convicted person gets released from prison, it is a major news event: Local television crews capture the first steps of freedom and the speeches on the steps of the state capital, audiences empathize as they grapple with…
By Saskia de Melker
The U.S. Attorney's Office in Washington has set up the first federal unit to identify and investigate cases that ended in wrongful convictions, Reuters reports.
After serving 24 years of a life sentence in a maximum-security Pennsylvania prison for a 1990 arson-murder conviction, a New York man was freed on bail.
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