(from the National Institute of Justice Report)
Here is the full 1996 National Institute of Justice report
("Convicted by Juries, Exonerated by Science") which cites Cotton as one of 28 wrongly
convicted men who were freed after DNA testing
proved they were innocent.
The state of North Carolina offered him $5,000
for the ten and a half years he was wrongly imprisoned.
He refused because he was ... (click for more)
This organization, founded by Barry Scheck and Peter Neufeld,
uses volunteer law students and attorneys to review cases of people who
say they have been falsely convicted and, when appropriate,
arrange for DNA tests that may support claims of innocence.
The Innocence Project
the photos | cotton's wrongful conviction | interviews |
faqs | re-evaluating procedures | song of an innocent man |
links | tapes & transcripts | reactions |
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