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Curtis Crosland spent 34 years in prison. Evidence on file for decades exonerated him.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2021/08/01/philadelphia-man-exonerated-murder-charge-prison/ Decades ago, two witnesses linked Curtis Crosland to the killing of South Philadelphia grocery store owner Il Man Heo during a nighttime robbery. No physical evidence connected Crosland to the scene, according to court documents. He was convicted and sentenced to life in prison based entirely on the witnesses’ statements, the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office said. Crosland spent 34 years …

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Snow Files Episode 23: Curt and Christine Lovelace – In Their Own Words

Former small-town Quincy, Illinois prosecutor, Curt Lovelace, was arrested in 2013 for the murder of his deceased wife. Cory Lovelace had passed away in her bed eight years before until a cold-case detective with seemingly ulterior motives reviewed the case. Curt’s bond was set at $5 million, and he would spend two years in jail enduring two trials. At the …

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Benjamine Spencer Released In Dallas For Wrongful Conviction After More Than 30 Years In Prison

CBSN Dallas DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – After spending more than 30 years in prison, Benjamine Spencer has been released for wrongful conviction after a hearing in Dallas County Friday. Spencer received a life sentence in a robbery case that left a man dead. The district attorney’s office said the initial case against Spencer was tainted. After a year of investigation by the …

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Judge grants Patrick Pursley certificate of innocence

ROCKFORD — Patrick Pursely, the Rockford man who spent 23 years in prison for a murder he didn’t commit, was granted a certificate of innocence by a Winnebago County judge Friday. Judge Joseph McGraw’s ruling means Pursley’s record pertaining to the death of Andy Ascher will be expunged. Asher was fatally shot during a robbery attempt on the city’s east …

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The 2020 Injustice Anywhere Spring Newsletter Is Now Online

We are currently facing a worldwide pandemic due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak. We need to listen to our experts and follow the recommended social distancing guidelines. We have that freedom. Those who are incarcerated do not. Elderly inmates and those with pre-existing conditions are in grave danger. Please contact your local politicians and voice your concerns. We are all …

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Advocates launch new letter writing campaign for Jeff Havard

Advocate Lori Howard, along with the support of Injustice Anywhere, has launched a new letter writing campaign in support of Jeff Havard. The campaign is asking Jeff’s supporters to take a moment to send a letter or email to Mississippi Governor, Phil Bryant, to ask that he review the Jeffrey “Jeff” Havard case. Facebook Event: Letter writing campaign for Jeff …

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