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FBI, Justice Department reviewing forensic evidence in thousands of casesupdated: Thu Jul 12 2012 19:43:00

The FBI and Justice Department are undertaking a broad review of thousands of criminal cases to see if any defendants were wrongly convicted based on faulty forensic analysis. An FBI official said Thursday the issue is whether in some cases FBI experts went too far in trial testimony and drew more conclusions than existing scientific techniques could support.

Innocent man spent 17 years in prisonupdated: Thu Mar 29 2012 15:58:00

CNN's Kaj Larsen profiles a man who got no compensation after serving 17 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit.

Time doesn't pay, wrongfully imprisoned find updated: Thu Mar 29 2012 15:58:00

Alan Northrop was playing pool in 1993 when his life changed forever. He was lining up a bank shot when he felt something on his wrist: a handcuff.

Innocent American imprisoned in Nicaragua, defenders sayupdated: Thu Feb 16 2012 09:11:00

Since last summer, a former Peace Corps volunteer from Washington state has been wasting away in a Nicaraguan prison, wrongfully convicted of international drug trafficking, money laundering and organized crime, his supporters say.

Calif. study: Prosecutors' misconduct reverses 18 convictions in 2010updated: Thu Mar 31 2011 15:24:00

California prosecutors committed 130 instances of misconduct last year, some of which were so egregious that they resulted in the reversals of 18 convictions, including eight for murder, a new study said Wednesday.

Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter still fighting long after boxing days passupdated: Sat Feb 26 2011 09:11:00

Rubin "Hurricane" Carter is too old to box these days. He doesn't even watch it and thinks it's "sort of barbaric."

Fire expert criticizes investigation that led to executionupdated: Fri Jan 07 2011 21:41:00

His testimony delayed for more than a year, an arson expert Friday sharply criticized the investigation that led to the 2004 execution of a man convicted of killing his three daughters in a house fire.

Advocate challenges impartiality of Texas prosecutor probing executionupdated: Fri Oct 15 2010 14:42:00

An advocate for the family of Cameron Todd Willingham, executed six years ago after a fire killed three of his daughters, is sharply questioning the objectivity of the head of the Texas commission looking into whether the man was rightly convicted.

Ex-wife: Husband killed our daughtersupdated: Fri Oct 15 2010 05:51:00

Stacy Kuykendall says her husband admitted he set their house on fire in 1991, killing their three daughters.

Texas judge opens hearing into disputed 2004 executionupdated: Fri Oct 15 2010 05:51:00

A Texas judge rebuffed a request to step aside Thursday and opened a hearing into allegations that a man executed for the killings of his three daughters was put on death row by "junk science."

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