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In an Apparent First, Genetic Genealogy Aids a Wrongful Conviction Case
An Idaho man who falsely confessed to a 1996 rape and murder is expected to have his name cleared on Wednesday.
Case in Point
A DNA Test Might Help Exonerate This Man. A Judge Won’t Allow It.
North Carolina judge denies testing in a 1992 murder case, but lawyers want shell casings examined.
May 5, 2018
A lawyer’s scheme to stage a phony exoneration and cash in.
February 22, 2018
I Sent an Innocent Man to Prison
A juror’s regret.
as told to
December 13, 2017
What It's Like to Get Clemency — One Year Later
Catching up with Obama’s clemency recipients.
October 24, 2017
Innocent, Disabled and Vulnerable
A judge protects an exonerated man from his lawyer.
May 22, 2017
Katie's father went to prison for raping her and her brothers. It was an unthinkable crime that broke her family apart. So why couldn't she remember it?
March 9, 2017
Facing Her Daughter’s Killer, at Last
But only after two wrongly convicted men were set free.
, as told to
Case in Point
September 26, 2016
The DNA Tests That Came Too Late to Save Two Men
Percell Warren and Nathaniel Epps died while fighting a rape conviction — but their battle still goes on.
June 22, 2016
How a Lawyer Gave Up Corporate Work to Help Exonerees Re-enter Society
When being innocent isn’t enough, you need Jon Eldan.