Thursday, April 19, 2012

NEW Exonerees -- California, Alabama, Texas overturns cases

Just sent out by email from Innocence Matters!

April 2012 Exonerees
Frank O'Connell:
State: California
Convicted: 1984
Overturned: March 29, 2012
Possible Release Date: April 2012

Larry Smith's case:
State: Alabama (death row)
Convicted: 1995
Overturned: 2007
Reversal Affirmed: 2010
Released: April 6, 2012

Shakara Robertson, Darryl Washington & Marcus Smith's case:
State: Texas
Convicted: 1994
Overturned: April 6, 2012

Exoneration: Now What? by Innocence Matters Board Member Dan Finn

What happens when a man who has been incarcerated his entire adult life for a crime he did not commit wins his freedom?What’s the best way for him to return to the “outside world” and reclaim the dignity stripped of him for so long? READ here


Also see this compelling book: says:

"...we honored Jennifer Thompson, co-author of The New York Times bestseller Picking Cotton, on April 5 and 6 at various Orange and Los Angeles County venues. Jennifer shared her story of the human costs of a flawed criminal justice system and her courageous determination to honor the truth wherever it led."

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