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"After Key Evidence Was Withheld, 2 Men Spent 3 Decades in Prison," by Jonah E. Bromwich and Troy Closson, New York Times, August 09, 2021
"State challenging wrongful conviction ruling to Court of Appeals," by Olivia Covington, The Indiana Lawyer, February 08, 2021
"Otis Mallet clears his name, 12 years after conviction based on ex-HPD cop Gerald Goines' evidence," by St. John Barned-Smith, Houston Chronicle, August 17, 2020
"Legal experts review Black Minnesota teen’s life sentence," by Robin McDowell, Associated Press, July 14, 2020
"Man sues for wrongful conviction after childhood in prison," by Claudia Lauer, Washington Post, July 01, 2020
"San Jose man exonerated after 17 years behind bars sues for wrongful conviction," by Robert Salonga, Mercury News, June 29, 2020
"As Queens Man Is Exonerated After 'Monumental' Miscarriage of Justice, Judge and DA Urge Reforms," by Jason Grant, New York Law Journal, June 23, 2020
"Georgia Man Jailed for 43 Years Freed After Plea Deal," by The Associated Press, New York Times, May 15, 2020
"After Slow Start, State to Probe 81 Convictions Involving Debunked Hair Analysis," by Paul Monies, Oklahoma Watch, March 10, 2020
"Texas man close to exoneration after computer algorithm leads to new suspect," by Erik Ortiz, NBC News, February 16, 2020
"Pennsylvania Adds Muscle To Reviewing Convictions For Errors," by Marc Levy, WESA, February 12, 2020
"How Witness Identifications Send Innocent People To Prison," by Jay Willis, The Appeal, February 11, 2020
"City Agrees to Test DNA in Landmark Case That Could Exonerate an Executed Man," by Jeremy Stahl, Slate, February 03, 2020
"Central Arkansas city, executed man's kin strike deal on DNA," by Tony Holt, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, February 01, 2020
"Tommy Zeigler case inspires legislator to change Florida’s DNA law," by Leonora LaPeter Anton, Tampa Bay Times, January 28, 2020