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This Scientist Helped Free the Innocent Using DNA. Now Biden Wants Him in the Cabinet.
Some experts hope Eric Lander, the president’s choice for new science adviser, will crack down on bad forensics in courtrooms.
February 22, 2018
I Sent an Innocent Man to Prison
A juror’s regret.
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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.
May 26, 2016
When Your Job Is to Help Free a Wrongfully Convicted Murderer
Inside an innocence investigator’s hunt for a key witness.
February 2, 2016
Old Convictions, New Science
Texas tackles debunked forensics.
August 18, 2015
A Second Jailhouse Snitch Claims a Secret Deal With Texas Prosecutor
Another death penalty case, another accusation of misconduct.
July 29, 2015
A One-Man Justice Crusade in North Carolina
Before there was a conservative push for reform, there was ‘Bev’ Lake.
May 27, 2015
Out of Prison, Out of Luck
When the test of innocence is withheld.
April 23, 2015
Who Told the Truth, Part 2
A hearing in San Antonio revives the ghosts of the satanic abuse trials and questions about the testimony of child victims.
March 18, 2015
Willingham Prosecutor Accused of Misconduct
State bar files charges more than 10 years after execution.