Month: February 2016

IN THE NEWS: Woman Exonerated After Serving 10 Years for Manslaughter Conviction

Picture: Vanessa Gathers, 58, with Ken Thompson, the Brooklyn district attorney, after her manslaughter conviction was vacated on Tuesday. Credit Andrew Kelly for The New York Times         By SARAH MASLIN NIR, New York Times – FEB. 23, 2016 In a gray suit, her short hair neatly curled, Vanessa Gathers sat in State Supreme Court in …

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Exonerations averaged 3 per week in 2015—a record pace!

EXONERATIONS IN 2015 The National Registry of Exonerations, February 3, 2016 2015 had the most exonerations with false confessions & guilty pleas of any year in history.  Read the full report here: http://bit.ly/1SkFxRO #wrongfulconvictions