wrongful conviction

The New York City criminal system is trying to right their wrongs. The District Attorney is set to throw out 188 cases tied to bad cops.

Minnesota Lynx star Maya Moore is known for being on the front lines to fight against social injustice, so when her longtime friend was finally released from prison after being wrongfully convicted—the WNBA rejoiced. According to published reports, Jonathan Irons, who was sentenced to a 50-year prison bid for a crime he didn’t commit, was embraced by the W.N.B.A. star, who sacrificed her 2019 season, as he walked out of a Missouri penitentiary on Wednesday (Jul 1) nearly four months after a judge overturned his conviction on charges of burglary and assault.

The year 1985 will be one that Anthony Ray Hinton will never forget. It was the year that he was convicted of a double murder and sent to his death-bed as a 28-year-old man.

Sharrif Wilson, one of two Brooklyn men freed in 2014 after being wrongfully imprisoned for close to 22 years died Saturday (Jan. 10). He was 38.

The youngest person to be executed in the United States in the 20th century was 14-year-old George Stinney Jr., a South Carolina boy convicted in the beating death of two white girls in 1944. On Wednesday (Dec. 17) it was announced that a judge overturned his conviction, 70 years after the teen was sent to […]

After 32 years in custody for a murder that she did not commit,  Mary Virginia Jones is finally coming home. Jones, 74, has spent the last three decades behind bars for a 1981 double kidnapping and murder, and was ordered to be released Monday (March 24) afternoon.

It took him nearly two decades but a North Carolina man, wrongfully accused of murder, is finally out of prison. LaMonte Armstrong, 62, spent 17 years of his life behind bars, and was exonerated Friday (June 29) in the 1998 death of Ernestine Compton, who was one of his professors at North Caroline A&T State University. […]