All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘wrongful conviction’

Amanda Knox: No Happy Ending To My Story

While Amanda Knox and her co-defendant Raffaele Sollecito were acquitted last week of the 2007 murder of Meredith Kercher, she now says that there is no happy ending to her story. Amanda Knox spent almost four years in Italian prison, finally returning home to Seattle in 2011, but even then her fight was not over. In an open letter to …

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Gilford Beatty Went To Jail For 5 Robberies He Didn’t Commit; How Could 5 Eyewitnesses Be Wrong?

Gilford Beatty, a man from Houston, Texas, was charged with five robberies that he did not commit. The legal troubles all began when he received a phone call from a bonding company. The company left a message on his mobile phone saying that he had two outstanding warrants of arrest for aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon. The problems did …

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Wrongly Convicted Man Freed After 25 Years

Tuesday was a good day for Glenn Ford, 64. After being wrongly convicted of a crime, and spending nearly 30 years on death row, a judge finally vacated the conviction, allowing Ford to walk free from prison. Ford was found guilty, in 1984, for the alleged murder of 56-year-old Isadore Rozeman, a jeweler that Ford worked for occasionally. Ford has …

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NYC Settles Suit With Wrongly Jailed Man for $6.4 Million

It happens every day–people arrested for crimes they did not commit–and the system lets them down. The statistics are staggering on the number of wrongly imprisoned inmates. Statistics show that in the U.S. alone, over 10,000 people each year are wrongly imprisoned. Truthfully, many want to believe that the goal of the justice system is to provide a fair trial, …

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