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"Personnel file shows extent of Orange County fingerprint examiner's alleged mistakes," by Caitlin Doornbos, Orlando Sentinel, March 19, 2017.

"Prosecutors Made Massachusetts’ Drug Lab Scandal Much, Much Worse," by Nina Morrison and Matthew Segal, Slate, March 16, 2017.

"Another judge rules in favor of bite mark evidence, for the same misguided reasons," by Radley Balko, 'The Watch' Blog, March 16, 2017.

"The Fire on Harvard Avenue," by Liliana Segura, The Intercept, March 5, 2017.

"Federal court rejects appeal of man convicted by absurd ‘death mask’ testimony," by Radley Balko, 'The Watch' Blog, February 27, 2017.

"Orlando fingerprint examiner suspended, 2,600 cases possibly affected in latest police lab scandal," by Tom Jackman, The Washington Post, February 27, 2017.

"Fighting for the Falsely Accused," by Michelle Malkin, National Review, February 22, 2017.

"Bite mark analysis, other forensic techniques under review," by Frank Green, Richmond Times-Dispatch, February 18, 2017.

"Man wrongly convicted with bite mark evidence confronts bite mark analysts," by Radley Balko, 'The Watch' Blog, February 16, 2017.

"Opinion: How much is three decades of wrongful incarceration worth in Virginia?," by Thomas Wheatley, The Washington Post, February 15, 2017.

"George Perrot’s one-year anniversary of freedom clouded by prosecutors’ intent to appeal," by Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism, The Huffington Post, February 10, 2017.

"Push for Contentious DNA Method Outlasts the Case Calling for It," by Eli Rosenberg, The New York Times, February 9, 2017.

"Austin crime lab mistakes linked to cases of 2,200 convicts," by Tony Plohetski, Austin American-Statesman, February 9, 2017.

"Incredibly, prosecutors are still defending bite mark evidence," by Radley Balko, The Washington Post, January 30, 2017.

"Can Sobriety Tests Weed Out Drivers Who've Smoked Too Much Weed?," by Tovia Smith, NPR, January 25, 2017.

"Bill unveiled to mandate testing of all Utah rape kits," by Benjamin Wood, The Salt Lake Tribune, January 25, 2017.

"Is Texas About to Execute an Innocent Man?," by Jeremy Stahl, Slate, January 23, 2017.

"Texas Panel on Wrongful Convictions Calls for Ending Use of Unverified Drug Field Tests," by Ryan Gabrielson, ProPublica, January 18, 2017.

"State’s highest court orders prosecutors to drop weak Dookhan cases," by Andy Rosen, Boston Globe, January 18, 2017.

"Austin crime lab bucked DNA standard for years, yet got passing grades," by Eric Dexheimer, Austin American-Statesman, January 12, 2017.

"Hair Analysis Review: Dozen States Looking at Criminal Cases," by Seth Augenstein, Forensic Magazine, January 6, 2017.

"Obama’s rhetoric on forensics is at odds with his record," by Radley Balko, 'The Watch' Blog, January 5, 2016.

"When Obama wouldn’t fight for science," by Radley Balko, 'The Watch' Blog, January 4, 2017.

"Street Hustle: The Truth Behind the ‘New’ Police Tool for Confronting Fentanyl Menace," by Ryan Gabrielson, ProPublica, December 22, 2016.

"Hearings Dive Into Ex-State Chemist's Drug Abuse, And What The AG's Office Knew," by David Boeri, WBUR, December 15, 2016.

"Denver man sues lab techs after spending 61 days in jail because of mixed-up DNA samples," by Travis M. Andrews, The Washington Post, December 7, 2016.

"Crime labs need oversight," by The Editorial Board, The Columbus Dispatch, December 4, 2016.

"Prosecutors in Portland Change Policy on Drug Convictions," by Ryan Gabrielson, ProPublica, November 28, 2016.

"Lab director's criminal record uncovered; what does it mean?," by Wendy Halloran and Elizabeth Wiley, KPNX, November 19, 2016.

"SJC struggles with resolution to Dookhan lab scandal," by Milton J. Valencia, The Boston Globe, November 16, 2016.

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