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College Intern Q&A with Ashli McBride

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What did you learn about wrongful convictions and innocence work throughout the course of your Spring 2018 internship at GIP? I learned that the process of freeing an innocent person takes a long time and DNA technology has come a long way. Now, we have DNA testing that can help jurors reach accurate verdicts at trial. […]

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Race and Wrongful Conviction

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RACE AND WRONGFUL CONVICTION  Muscogee County prosecutor’s tally of jurors’ race in late 1970s death penalty trial. In a few days, GIP and several exonerees will head to the annual Innocence Network Conference, this year in Memphis, TN where civil rights legend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated 50 years ago. The central theme of […]

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October 2nd – Wrongful Conviction Day

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Today, October 2nd is Wrongful Conviction Day, a day to spread awareness about the causes of false convictions and to honor the innocent men and women who have lost years behind bars on crimes they did not commit.   WHAT CAUSES WRONGFUL CONVICTIONS? Studies estimate that there are a minimum of 2,500 innocent men and […]

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Joey Watkins / Undisclosed update: Trial Tapes Litigation

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Remember during Season 2 of Undisclosed how you could listen to Mark Free’s trial audio, but every time the Undisclosed team wanted to quote from Joey’s trial, Susan, Rabia and/or Colin had to read from the trial transcript? That’s because the judge and court reporter in Floyd County refused to release the audio recordings of Joey’s […]

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An Undisclosed Adventure…and Cake

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It has been an exciting and action-packed summer for the Georgia Innocence Project. As we continue to work hard on our active cases, and strive every day to find new cases to take on and new inmates to bring to freedom, we have also been working on something that is very new to us. Since […]

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A Record # of Exonerations in 2015, Including 2 GA Cases

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From Aimee Maxwell I want to interrupt my previously scheduled blog post about the Googe exoneration to discuss the report released last week by the National Registry of Exonerations.  Read the entire report here. “Exonerations in 2015” provides incredible information.  Last year there were 149 exoneration, a record number. Some very interesting observations: No-Crime Cases: A […]

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Investigating a CODIS hit

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From Aimee Maxwell In my last blog entry I talked about CODIS hits. Quick reminder – CODIS hits are cases were DNA evidence from a crime scene matches someone in the DNA database (usually someone in prison). As part of the NIJ grant, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation generated a comprehensive report of all CODIS […]