Month: January 2016

Dateline – Voices of the Exonerated

Feel the immeasurable pain and suffering of 3 men who were wrongfully convicted via Dateline NBC. “It’s like I’m swimming against the current.”- Carlos Perez “And then it takes you 15 years or better to prove your innocence.” -Devon Ayers Dateline Video:  Voices of the Exonerated

The $40/Hr Defense Lawyer: ‘Making A Murderer’ Attorney Dean Strang Discusses The Economics of Innocence

“One of the central themes of the Netflix NFLX -3.13% documentary Making a Murderer was the imbalance of resources between the prosecution in the Steven Avery case, and Avery’s own defense team. But with a few brief exceptions, there wasn’t much attempt to actually examine it in terms of dollars and cents. The numbers do …

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Rethinking Reform: Prisons in America

“Rethinking Reform” calls attention to the complex prison system in the United States, and examines the repercussions that mass incarceration has on individuals and families. Video: http://www.viddler.com/v/c882514e?secret=50540044 Pics from the film:

Sharing: ‘Making a Murderer’ shows that our justice system needs a healthy dose of humility

By Keith A. Findley January 15 Keith A. Findley is co-director of the Wisconsin Innocence Project at the University of Wisconsin Law School. Guilty or innocent? Viewers addicted to the Netflix documentary series “Making a Murderer” are fiercely debating the case of Steven Avery and his nephew, Brendan Dassey. In separate trials, the two were …

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False Confessions Like Brendan Dassey’s Are Common Among Exonerated Juveniles

Minors are psychologically susceptible to being coerced into false confessions and yet frequently interrogated without parents or lawyers around. New details about the case against Steven Avery keep emerging as U.S. audiences flock to Making a Murderer, the Netflix series documenting Avery’s path from wrongfully convicted inmate to free man suing the government to suspect in …

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Un-making a murderer

January 6, 2016 ASU’s Post-Conviction Clinic works to free the wrongfully convicted Since its release last month, the Netflix documentary series “Making a Murderer” has inspired a host of social media debates, many soaked in outrage aimed at an alleged injustice. The series follows the murder case against Steven Avery in Manitowoc County, Wisconsin, and …

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