Malcolm X’s family released new evidence for the investigation in a news conference Saturday. According to the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the family obtained a letter written by Raymond Wood, a former undercover NYPD police officer. Wood, now deceased, stated that the NYPD forced him to lure the X’s security team into a trap and arrest them.
A review by the National Registry of Exonerations (NRE) found that black people are seven times more likely to be wrongfully convicted of murder than white people. They are also three times more likely to be wrongfully convicted of sexual assault.
Rosa Jimenez was released on bond on January 27 after spending seventeen years behind bars for a crime she most likely did not commit.
On June 4, 1983, a community in Chino Hills, California was rocked by the brutal murder of a family. Peggy Ryen, her husband Doug, their 11-year-old daughter Jessica, and an 11-year-old neighbor Christopher Hughes, lost their lives that night.Despite several eyewitnesses reporting seeing multiple assailants that night, authorities were fixated on one suspect, Kevin Cooper.
In the last hours of his role as the 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump pardoned prominent rap figures such as Lil Wayne, Kodak Black and Death Row Records co-founder Michael Harris. Although Trump used the last days of his presidency to pardon or commutate the prison sentences of 143 people, countless social media users have expressed their confusion over the former president’s decision to grant clemency to certain artists over others.
Zephaniah “Zephi” Trevino, a teenaged sex trafficking victim, appeared on Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom Wednesday to denounce the capital murder charges that she is currently facing. Trevino continues to maintain her innocence and shared her story on Jason Flom’s podcast in order to clear her name.
After 37 years in prison, Robert DuBoise is finally able to walk free after a Florida judge voided his convictions in a 1983 murder case on Monday. The case involved the rape and murder of Barbara Grams, 19, who had been walking home from her job at Hot Potato (a restaurant in a defunct Tampa shopping mall) when she was attacked and beaten to death with a wood beam. Her body was found the next morning in a yard outside of a dentist office located near Hutto’s Corner, a grocery store that DuBoise frequented.
He was first convicted and sentenced to death. Later it was reduced to life in prison. He never stopped trying to prove his innocence. Robert DuBoise was falsely incarcerated for 37 years for the rape and murder of a 19-year-old woman in 1983.
After 37 years of being incarcerated for a crime he did not commit, Robert DuBoise was expected to be released from prison on Thursday, according to a press release from Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren’s office.
Richard Lapointe, convicted on dubious evidence in 1992 of one of the more shocking murders in recent Connecticut history, fought for more than two decades for his release from prison, with a small army of supporters backing him. In 2015 he and his advocates finally succeeded.
A Chinese man convicted of murdering two children has had his conviction overturned after serving 27 years in prison, in what has been described as one of the longest-serving miscarriages of justice in recent Chinese history.
A woman whose DNA helped overturn a murder conviction on Friday was found dead hours later.
After a Texas high school football star was wrongfully convicted of being a child molester, public shame was cast upon those who helped convict him.
One of the pivotal figures in the wrongful conviction of a Texas high school football star has resigned from his position — just a day after city officials asked for an investigation into his conduct.
South Korean police have admitted using violence to extract a false confession from a man who spent 20 years in prison for the rape and murder of a 13-year-old.
For nearly two decades Julius Jones has been sitting on Oklahoma’s death row after being convicted of killing a prominent businessman in the suburbs of Oklahoma City in 1999.
A man who spent more than 30 years behind bars for a crime he didn’t commit blew away the judges with his singing skills on a premiere episode of “America’s Got Talent.”
Dressed in a white T-shirt and maroon shorts, Kevin Harrington beamed as he walked out of the Macomb Correctional Facility in southern Michigan. After a few steps in the fresh air, he let go of the dolly holding his belongings and raised his hands to the sky.
Bob Ruff is hopeful that one of the biggest mysteries to rock Arkansas will finally be solved.
The former fire chief, arson investigator and host of the “Truth and Justice” podcast is launching a docu-series titled “The Forgotten West Memphis Three” on Oxygen, which reexamines the 1993 murders of three 8-year-old boys: Stevie Branch, Michael Moore and Christopher Byers.
He’s paying it forward, prison-style.