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Man awarded $350,000 for wrongful imprisonment in 1987 Columbus rape case

The Columbus Dispatch The Ohio Controlling Board has approved $350,000 in compensation for a man who spent nearly four years in prison after being wrongfully convicted in 1990 of kidnapping and raping a 17-year-old girl who was abducted from a Columbus bus stop. Although the charges against Sean Ennis were dismissed by prosecutors 27 years ago after an appeals court overturned his …

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Innocent On Death Row: A Discussion With Two Death Row Exonerees

Injustice Anywhere Radio recently discussed the death penalty with death row exonerees Sabrina Porter and Derrick Jamison. Sabrina Butler Porter was a Mississippi teenager who was convicted of murder and child abuse in the death of her nine-month-old son, Walter. She was sentenced to death in 1990. She was later exonerated of all wrongdoing and was released in 1995 after spending …

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The Damage Caused By Wrongful Convictions Is Not Repaired By Exoneration Alone

William “Bill” Dillon was wrongfully convicted in Florida for the murder of forty-year-old James Dvorak in 1981. It would take over twenty-seven years for Dillon to clear his name. The prosecution secured the conviction based on a bloody shirt found at the crime scene and testimony provided by John Preston and his “scent-tracking” German Shepherd. Preston testified in over 100 …

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