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Rodney Lincoln Has Now Spent Nearly 36 Years Behind Bars As An Innocent Man

This article was originally published on April 3, 2018, in the Injustice Anywhere 2018 Spring Newsletter. By supporters of Rodney Lincoln The Rodney Lincoln case has had some promising moments in the last several years but all with disappointing results. As we approach the 36th anniversary of his arrest on May 23rd, he is still behind bars. 74 years old, in …

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David Thorne Case Update

This article was originally published in the Injustice Anywhere 2018 Spring Newsletter. By Sue Gless Thorne David Thorne was wrongfully convicted in January, 2000 in the death of Yvonne Layne.  David was accused and convicted of hiring Joseph Wilkes, a teenaged friend, to murder his former girlfriend.  David has always maintained his innocence.   Joseph Wilkes recanted his confession. Once David’s appeals …

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https://theintercept.com/2017/12/29/las-vegas-murder-kirstin-lobato-wrongful-conviction/ ON DECEMBER 29, more than a decade after she was first sent to prison in Nevada for a murder she did not commit, Kirstin Blaise Lobato saw the charges against her dismissed. “It is the end to her nearly 17-year nightmare,” said Vanessa Potkin, director of post-conviction litigation for the Innocence Project, which took on Lobato’s case. “It’s over.” Lobato …

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Petition Signatures For Brendan Dassey Juvenile Interrogation Protection Law Are On The Rise

A petition launched by Brendan Dassey’s mother, Barbara Tydych, has been given a boost by the recent news of her son’s conviction being overturned. Barbara’s Change.org petition asking the state of Wisconsin to pass legislation designed to protect juveniles during interrogations, is now trending and the signatures are on the rise. In her petition, titled: “Please Pass Juvenile Interrogation Protection …

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Brendan Dassey, Chris Tapp, and the Agentic State

By Jim Lovering In 1961, a Yale scientist carried out an experiment that quickly achieved notoriety verging on infamy. No one suffered direct harm, but test subjects learned something about themselves they might not have wanted to know. To perform the experiment, Stanley Milgram recruited dozens of volunteers, ordinary people from all walks of life. He told them they were …

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Illinois Senator Calls For More Teens To Have A Lawyer During Police Interrogations

An Illinois lawmaker want teenagers accused of murder to have a lawyer present when questioned by law enforcement. State Sen. Patricia Van Pelt, D-Chicago, discusses her bill at a press conference. On the right is Sen. Mattie Hunter, D-Chicago. Credit Sarah Mueller WUIS The popular Netflix documentary “Making a Murderer” has turned the public’s attention to issues like false confessions …

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