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DNA Testing Refutes Ohio Man’s Claim of Innocence
Ohio Innocence Project sought testing after review of Samuel Herring conviction.
Cleveland • 12.06.2023
After Nearly 40 Years Behind Bars, Ohio Man Pins Hopes on DNA Testing
Samuel Herring hopes the first-ever testing in a notorious 1984 rape will add another exoneration to the Ohio Innocence Project’s resume.
Cleveland • 11.09.2023
Police Shootings in Rural America
We investigate police shootings in rural areas and speak with music executive Jason Flom about his work with people who were wrongfully convicted.
Inside Story • 02.23.2023
“It’s Crushing”: The Lasting Trauma of the Exonerated
Proving your innocence is only part of the battle to put your life back together.
Closing Argument • 07.30.2022
This Scientist Helped Free the Innocent Using DNA. Now Biden Wants Him in the Cabinet.
Some experts hope Eric Lander, the president’s choice for new science adviser, will crack down on bad forensics in courtrooms.
Looking Back • 01.26.2021
In an Apparent First, Genetic Genealogy Aids a Wrongful Conviction Case
An Idaho man falsely confessed to a 1996 rape and murder.
News • 07.16.2019
A DNA Test Might Help Exonerate This Man. A Judge Won’t Allow It.
North Carolina judge denies testing in a 1992 murder case, but lawyers want shell casings examined.
Case in Point • 03.18.2019
What It's Like to Get Clemency — One Year Later
Catching up with Obama’s clemency recipients.
Commentary • 12.13.2017
Innocent, Disabled and Vulnerable
A judge protects an exonerated man from his lawyer.
News • 10.24.2017
Katie's father went to prison for raping her and her brothers. It was an unthinkable crime that broke her family apart. So why couldn't she remember it?
Feature • 05.22.2017
Facing Her Daughter’s Killer, at Last
But only after two wrongly convicted men were set free.
Life Inside • 03.09.2017
The DNA Tests That Came Too Late to Save Two Men
Percell Warren and Nathaniel Epps died while fighting a rape conviction — but their battle still goes on.
Case in Point • 09.26.2016
How a Lawyer Gave Up Corporate Work to Help Exonerees Re-enter Society
When being innocent isn’t enough, you need Jon Eldan.
News • 06.22.2016
Oops, We Took 20 Years of Your Life by Mistake. Have a Nice Day.
What society owes the exonerated.
Commentary • 04.06.2016
Who Told the Truth?
A hearing in San Antonio will revive the ghosts of the satanic abuse trials and questions about the testimony of child victims.
Looking Back • 02.24.2016
Were You or a Loved One the Victim of a Crime? Was the Perpetrator Later Exonerated?
If so, we want to hear from you.
Commentary • 01.26.2016
‘I’m Just Happy to Be Alive’
An Alabama man, wrongfully convicted, overcomes a judicial override to gain his freedom.
News • 09.10.2015
A One-Man Justice Crusade in North Carolina
Before there was a conservative push for reform, there was ‘Bev’ Lake.
Feature • 07.29.2015
Who Told the Truth, Part 2
A hearing in San Antonio revives the ghosts of the satanic abuse trials and questions about the testimony of child victims.
News • 04.23.2015
The Exoneration of Brandon Olebar
A prosecutor considers one his office got wrong.
Commentary • 02.13.2015
A New York Lesson for Chicago (and Elsewhere)
Paying the wrongfully imprisoned, quickly, is both moral and economical.
Commentary • 01.27.2015