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Supporters for Melissa Calusinski March in Labor Day Parade

Supporters for Melissa Calusinski gathered Monday in Zion, Illinois, to take part in the Jubilee Days Labor Day parade. The event was organized on the Official Melissa Calusinski Family Public Facebook Group, where supporters interact frequently to keep up to date with Calusinski’s case. Helen Barrett, one of the parade participants, posted on the support group page that the parade …

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Federal appeals court ruling could mean freedom for Jimmy Dennis in Pennsylvania

After a quarter century behind bars, Jimmy Dennis is one step closer to freedom, now that an appellate court has affirmed his petition for habeas relief. The state of Pennsylvania now has 90 days to decide whether they want to put Dennis back on trial or set him free. Dennis’s supporters are hopeful that the State will move quickly to …

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Jamie Snow Petition Delivered To McLean County State’s Attorney Jason Chambers

On August 4, 2016, a Change.org petition containing over 62,000 signatures was delivered to the McLean County State’s Attorney’s office asking for DNA testing in the Jamie Snow case. Jamie’s daughter Jessica Snow and Tam Alex from the Committee to Free Jamie Snow (CFJS), hand delivered the petition to the clerks for McLean County State’s Attorney Jason Chambers, who happened …

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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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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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The Committee To Free Jamie Snow Hosts 6th Annual Postcards In The Park Event

  The Committee to Free Jamie Snow is hosting their sixth annual Postcards in the Park in Bloomington, Illinois, on July 30, 2016. The annual event is designed to bring more attention to the wrongful conviction of Jamie Snow. Jamie Snow was wrongfully convicted in 2001 for the 1991 murder of William Little, a gas station attendant in Bloomington, Illinois. …

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