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Tasmanian grandmother jailed for a brutal murder but, did she do it?

Australian Women’s Weekly Susan Horsburgh 27 July 2015

Tasmanian grandmother Sue Neill-Fraser has spent six years in prison for a crime some legal experts believe she didn’t commit.   57 more words

Forensic DNA

ABQ PD uses a "partial DNA match" to put the wrong man in jail for 14 months

And here is how they got the wrong guy.

“After settling a lawsuit, the police department changed its procedure. Officers must now explain how strong the DNA match is for any potential suspect before a judge agrees to issue a warrant.” 17 more words

Criminal Justice

1991 – The convictions of the Maguire Seven are quashed.

The Court of Appeal overturns the sentences on the Maguire Seven. In 2005, Prime Minister Tony Blair apologised unreservedly for what happened. “I am very sorry that they were subject to such an ordeal and such an injustice. 444 more words

England

The sometimes nasty world of forensic experts in the US

Here are 3 blogs created by David Averiil from Bitemarks.org which are about how some people will admit that justice eventually must be recognized, even after their fighting at-all-costs-to-win or maintain a conviction. 159 more words

Wrongful Convictions

Read why sanctions for prosecutorial misconduct are a sham | The Veritas Report

In continuing the theme of the US judicial system “healing itself,” this 19 page summary report (published in 2010 by the NorCal Innocence Project; funded by the Veritas Initiative ) on the 1997 to 2009 history of California’s feeble (actually its worse than that) recognition that prosecutorial injustice even exists, let alone deserving of punishment. 130 more words

Wrongful Convictions

Forensics: Prosecutor and crime lab workers not immune to civil rights suit: 7th Circuit Court of Appeals

Nothing much more to say, than, OMG. Everyone expects this to get moved upstream to the US Supremes. They have said “nay nay” to these lawsuits since the… 175 more words

Criminal Justice