In a new law review article, I try to provide a realistic estimate of the rate. I come up with tentative range of somewhere between 0.016% and 0.062% -- well below the figure of 1% to 4% that is often cited as the conventional wisdom.
District attorneys rarely ever get punished for misbehavior that puts innocent people behind bars. Is that about to change?
Experts warn against forms of forensic evidence that haven't been validated, but the deputy attorney general thinks that's an "erroneously narrow view."
Government misconduct a big driver of exonerations last year.
Fifteen men allegedly framed by a corrupt sergeant have convictions overturned.
The Detroit Crime Lab, shut down in 2008 for negligence, switched test bullets with autopsy bullets in order to convict Desmond Ricks.
Everything from official misconduct to bad eyewitness identifications to false confessions played roles.
Not even DNA evidence can get him to change his mind.
A judge makes unfounded accusations against a dead man whose life was stolen to save the state from "automatic financial liability."
"An over-technical interpretation of the law" leaves the late Glenn Ford's family with no remuneration for the life he spent behind bars.
Louisiana denied modest financial compensation to Glenn Ford because he couldn't prove his "factual innocence."
Another record year for proving some people behind bars are innocent.
Three years in prison without a trial, often in solitary, contributed to young man’s suicide.
This latest failure of criminal science again highlights the need for massive reforms at law enforcement agencies.
"I was arrogant, judgmental, narcissistic and very full of myself."
Last year 125 people were freed from prison due to innocence, including six on death row.
A scholar tries—and fails—to rehabilitate the sex-abuse hysteria of the '80s.