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"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
"Despite ‘Unsupportable’ Bloodstain Analysis, No Relief for Man Convicted of Murder," by Jacey Fortin and Heather Murphy, New York Times, January 17, 2020
"Claiming Innocence, Inmate Seeks DNA Testing in 1976 Slaying," by The Associated Press, New York Times, January 16, 2020
"‘West of Memphis’: A personal Quest for Producer Damien Echols, Freed from Death Row," Mark Jenkins, The Washington Post, January 24, 2013
"Cleared of One ’95 Murder, 3 Men Have Conviction Vacated in a 2nd," Colin Moynihan , The New York Times , January 23, 2013
"A Prescription for Criminal Justice Errors: Embrace Errors, Then Fix Them," Sue Russell, Pacific Standard , May 03, 2017
"Why Can’t Law Enforcement Admit They Blow It Sometimes? ," Sue Russell, Pacific Standard , May 03, 2017
"Seeking Second Chances Without DNA ," Sue Russell, Pacific Standard , May 03, 2017
"The Right and Privilege of Post-Conviction DNA Testing," Sue Russell, Pacific Standard , May 03, 2017