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Virginia justices to consider exoneration pleas in two decades-old cases

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Keith Cooper case propels Notre Dame law students’ exoneration work

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Three years after exoneration, Mich. man’s case highlights flaws in justice system, attorney says

KALKASKA, Mich. — Jamie Lee Peterson lives about a mile from the Michigan courtroom where he was wrongfully convicted of murder. He said it’s not his first choice, but he doesn’t have many options.

Everyday life can be a struggle after spending nearly two decades in prison for crimes he didn’t commit, he said. Medical issues hold him back from full-time employment. His $700 Social Security check hardly covers the rent. And food assistance doesn’t quite float the grocery bills.

“I just want to get my house and my girlfriend from downstate and start a new life together,” he said.

Nearly 20 years ago, Peterson, now 42, was convicted of the murder of Kalkaska resident Geraldine Montgomery, 68, who had been raped and left to die in the trunk of her car. DNA testing later exonerated Peterson and he was released three years ago this month after serving 17 years in prison.

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Rockport Ramblings: Man to speak about his exoneration Monday

Dennis Maher, a Massachusetts committed to a life sentence for crimes he didn’t commit, will speak about his experience Monday at Rockport Public Library

The free event, the “Innocence Project: A Personal History Revealed,” will take place at the library, 17 School St. on Monday, Aug. 7, at 6:30 p.m. The program is being presented in partnership with the Friends of the Rockport Public Library

“Innocence Project” will unveil Maher’s account of events that led to his incarceration for more than 19 years. He had been convicted in the rape and assault of two women in Lowell on consecutive evenings in November 1983.

Attendees will learn first-hand how the Innocence Project worked to exonerate him of the crimes. Maher is one of more than 300 people who have been exonerated through DNA testing in the United States, including 20 who were on death row.

“I chose to embrace life,” said Maher. “I wasn’t going to be sorry

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One year after launch Wisconsin Latino Exoneration Program investigating cases

In July 2016, the Wisconsin Innocence Project (WIP) — a program focused on exonerating individuals who were wrongly convicted of crimes — launched the Wisconsin Latino Exoneration Program (WLEP) in an effort to free incorrectly imprisoned Latino individuals. 

The WLEP is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice that will allow the program to take on cases where DNA testing could help prove the innocence of Latino individuals, according to Maria De Arteaga, a staff attorney working with the WLEP.

The WLEP was founded by its director, Cristina Bordé, who recognized disparities in the number of exonerations for Latino/a’s when compared to African American or Caucasians, according to De Arteaga. 

“[Bordé came to Wisconsin] with experience of understanding limitations of language issues, translation issues, and realized that there was just a disparity of the amount of exonerations for Latino inmates in

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Innocence Exoneration Project interview murder rape DNA testing … – Belleville News

Joshua Tepfer works for the Exoneration Project in Chicago, and Dana Delger works for the Innocence Project in New York City. The two groups are working together on the case of John Prante, who was convicted in 1983 of the murder of Karla Brown. They have filed a motion on Prante’s behalf in Madison County Circuit Court, asking for DNA testing and fingerprint analysis that was not available at the time that Prante was sentenced to 75 years in prison.

Q: How do you go about choosing which cases you will take on?

A: Tepfer: “We get thousands of requests per year, and we operate throughout the country. What we’re looking at is if there is a claim of innocence and whether there is an investigative path to demonstrating that innocence that would satisfy a court… In Mr. Prante’s case, he has long maintained his innocence, even when he was

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Why did the Innocence and Exoneration projects take this Madison County man’s case? – Belleville News

Joshua Tepfer works for the Exoneration Project in Chicago, and Dana Delger works for the Innocence Project in New York City. The two groups are working together on the case of John Prante, who was convicted in 1983 of the murder of Karla Brown. They have filed a motion on Prante’s behalf in Madison County Circuit Court, asking for DNA testing and fingerprint analysis that was not available at the time that Prante was sentenced to 75 years in prison.

Q: How do you go about choosing which cases you will take on?

A: Tepfer: “We get thousands of requests per year, and we operate throughout the country. What we’re looking at is if there is a claim of innocence and whether there is an investigative path to demonstrating that innocence that would satisfy a court… In Mr. Prante’s case, he has long maintained his innocence, even when he was

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