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Midwest Innocence Project continues advocating for wrongly convicted prisoners after they’re freed

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — After Lamonte McIntyre’s release on Friday after 23 years in prison prompted many questions in the community, including: what’s next?

On Monday, Richard Jones met with FOX 4. Jones, or perhaps his mug shot, may be familiar to many from the summer of 2017. He served 17 years from a crime he didn’t commit. Now, he’s trying to start over.

But, as he told FOX 4, it’s hard. He can often be found in the office of the Midwest Innocence Project. The organization advocated for him when he was in prison and now that he’s out of prison.

“Just how fast it is out here,” Jones said Monday, “just everyday living.”

Life moves pretty fast these days for Jones, which is tough for a man who spent 17 years on prison time.

“I just got to get used to the everyday living,” he said, “which I am,

Read more at: http://fox4kc.com/2017/10/16/midwest-innocence-project-continues-advocating-for-wrongly-convicted-prisoners-after-theyre-freed/

Indiana man says DNA proves innocence in 1975 Fairfax County rape

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Oregon Innocence Project seeks DNA testing for Salem death row inmate

After almost 20 years of maintaining his innocence, a death row inmate’s request to re-examine DNA evidence from a murder scene went before a Marion County judge Friday.

Shackled, dressed in a green prison jumpsuit and accompanied by three Oregon Department of Corrections officers, convicted murderer Jesse Lee Johnson was marched past a courtroom full of Oregon Innocence Project staff, law students and the family of the woman he’s accused of killing. 

During the two-hour hearing, Steven Wax, legal director of the Oregon Innocence Project, and attorney Brittney Plesser argued that 38 pieces of crime scene evidence should be retested.

But Judge Channing Bennett wanted to know how testing the evidence would prove Johnson innocent. Bennett said he was going to

Read more at: http://www.kgw.com/news/crime/oregon-innocence-project-seeks-dna-testing-for-salem-death-row-inmate/481781304

Innocence Project asks judge to look at death row case | The Seattle …

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — After almost 20 years of maintaining his innocence, a death row inmate’s request to re-examine DNA evidence from a murder scene went before a Marion County judge.

Shackled, dressed in a green prison jumpsuit and accompanied by three Oregon Department of Corrections officers, convicted murderer Jesse Lee Johnson was marched past a courtroom full of Oregon Innocence Project staff, law students and the family of the woman he’s accused of killing on Friday.

During the two hour hearing, Steven Wax, legal director of the Oregon Innocence Project, and attorney Brittney Plesser argued that 38 pieces of crime scene evidence should be retested.

But Judge Channing Bennett wanted to know how testing the evidence would prove Johnson innocent.

Johnson, 56, was sentenced to death in 2004 for the murder of

Read more at: https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/innocence-project-asks-judge-to-look-at-death-row-case/

Innocence Project asks judge to look at death row case

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — After almost 20 years of maintaining his innocence, a death row inmate’s request to re-examine DNA evidence from a murder scene went before a Marion County judge.

Shackled, dressed in a green prison jumpsuit and accompanied by three Oregon Department of Corrections officers, convicted murderer Jesse Lee Johnson was marched past a courtroom full of Oregon Innocence Project staff, law students and the family of the woman he’s accused of killing on Friday.

During the two hour hearing, Steven Wax, legal director of the Oregon Innocence Project, and attorney Brittney Plesser argued that 38 pieces of crime scene evidence should be retested.

But Judge Channing Bennett wanted to know how testing the evidence would prove Johnson innocent.

Johnson, 56, was sentenced to death in 2004 for the murder of

Read more at: https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/innocence-project-asks-judge-to-look-at-death-row-case/

Oregon Innocence Project seeks DNA testing for Salem death row inmate

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Convicted murderer Jesse Johnson, 56, is seeking the DNA testing and retesting of evidence recovered from the scene of Harriet Thompson’s stabbing.
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After almost 20 years of maintaining his innocence, a death row inmate’s request to re-examine DNA evidence from a murder scene went before a Marion County judge Friday.

Shackled, dressed in a green prison jumpsuit and accompanied by three Oregon Department of Corrections officers, convicted murderer Jesse Lee Johnson was

Read more at: http://www.statesmanjournal.com/story/news/crime/2017/10/06/oregon-innocence-project-seeks-dna-testing-death-row-inmate-jesse-johnson/732395001/

Tri-C program focuses on Ohio Innocence Project – Westlake | Bay …

UPCOMING EVENTS

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM – Forget-Me-Not Café

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM – Sweet Arts Café

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM – Family History Research Assistance

6:30 PM – 7:00 PM – 13th Annual Pet Blessing at St. Raphael

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM – Bay Village Candidates Forum

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM – Westlake Unity Toastmasters

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM – Creative Connections

11:00 AM – 9:00 PM – Egyptian Fall Festival

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM – 10th Anniversary Fall Harvest Party

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM – Fall Family Night and Hayrides

12:00 PM – 6:00 PM – Egyptian Fall Festival

3:00 PM – Free Fall Concert

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM – Job Fair

7:00 PM – Lost Cemeteries of Cuyahoga County

7:30 PM – 9:30 PM – Rocky River Chamber Music Society Opening Concert

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM – Monthly Meeting of Chapter 91 of the Public Employee Retirees Inc. (PERI)

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Tri-C program focuses on Ohio Innocence Project

UPCOMING EVENTS

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM – Sweet Arts Café

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM – Family History Research Assistance

6:30 PM – 7:00 PM – 13th Annual Pet Blessing at St. Raphael

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM – Bay Village Candidates Forum

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM – Westlake Unity Toastmasters

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM – Creative Connections

11:00 AM – 9:00 PM – Egyptian Fall Festival

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM – 10th Anniversary Fall Harvest Party

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM – Fall Family Night and Hayrides

12:00 PM – 6:00 PM – Egyptian Fall Festival

3:00 PM – Free Fall Concert

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM – Job Fair

7:00 PM – Lost Cemeteries of Cuyahoga County

7:30 PM – 9:30 PM – Rocky River Chamber Music Society Opening Concert

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM – Monthly Meeting of Chapter 91 of the Public Employee Retirees Inc. (PERI)

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM – Backup and Recovery

Read more at: http://www.westlakebayvillageobserver.com/read/2017/10/03/tric-program-focuses-on-ohio-innocence-project