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Is Brian Peixoto Being Punished By MCI Concord Prison For Proclaiming His Innocence?

Brian Peixoto was convicted in 1996 for the murder of his girlfriend’s 3-year-old son Christopher Affonso, Jr. Peixoto is currently being housed at the Massachusetts Correctional Institution at Concord (MCI Concord), where he is serving a life sentence without parole. Peixoto has always strongly proclaimed his innocence, and he is grateful that he has not been alone in his fight …

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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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Injustice Anywhere Launches New Website In Support Of Brendan Dassey

Injustice Anywhere, an all-volunteer organization working to bring more attention to wrongful convictions, has launched a new website in support of Brendan Dassey. The site can be found at Freebrendan.org.  The group announced their support for Dassey in January, after reviewing Dassey’s interrogation videos. Injustice Anywhere feels strongly that Dassey was mistreated by his interrogators, and that any information obtained during his …

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Jamie Snow Responds to Heated Debate on Social Media about DNA testing

As I have previously reported, a petition was recently launched asking McLean County State’s Attorney Jason Chambers to allow DNA testing in the Jamie Snow case, in Illinois. The petition, which was launched by Injustice Anywhere on Change.org, has people asking the simple question: “Why not test the DNA?” Jason Chambers, has now shown that he is well aware of …

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Jason Chambers posts misinformation on Facebook to defend his opposition to DNA testing in Jamie Snow case

A petition was recently launched asking McLean County State’s Attorney Jason Chambers to allow DNA testing in the Jamie Snow case, in Illinois. The petition, which was launched by Injustice Anywhere on Change.org, has people asking the simple question: “Why not test the DNA?” Jamie Snow was convicted in 2000, of a 1991 “cold case” murder and armed robbery of …

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Petition seeks investigation of Nicole "Nyki" Kish case in Canada

Supporters for Nicole “Nyki” Kish were optimistic in 2014, when the fifth estate, Canada’s premier investigative journalism show, decided to investigate her case. As part of their investigation, the show requested to film an interview with Kish at the Grand Valley Prison where she is currently being housed. Unfortunately, Nancy Kinsman, the prison warden, denied the fifth estate access despite …

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