Exoneration Initiative Client Selwyn Days Exonerated

Exoneration Initiative Client Selwyn Days Exonerated

Exoneration Initiative Selwyn Days was acquitted Tuesday in the 1996 slayings of an Eastchester millionaire and his home health aide, ending his fifth trial and setting him free after 16 years of incarceration. The verdict, on the second day of deliberations in White Plains, vindicated Days’ claim that he gave a false confession when Eastchester detectives interrogated him in 2001, more than four years after the bodies of Archie Harris and Betty Ramcharan were found in Harris’ 4 Berkley Circle home. Days and his lawyers held hands as the jury forewoman said “not guilty” to both charges of second-degree murder. Moments later he was able to hug his brother, Stelwyn, who had sat through all five trials. Read...
CPCS Innocence Program Client Victor Rosario Exonerated

CPCS Innocence Program Client Victor Rosario Exonerated

CPCS Innocence Program A Lowell man who spent three decades in prison has been formally exonerated. Victor Rosario was convicted of setting a 1982 fire in Lowell that killed eight people, including five children. The conviction was based mainly on inspectors determining the fire was intentionally set and a written confession that Rosario says he signed because he was under the influence of drugs and alcohol and did not understand English. Rosario was released from prison three years ago after the state Supreme Judicial Court upheld a ruling ordering a new trial. The lower court judge said there were questions about his confession and about the fire investigation techniques used decades ago. Read...
Northern California IP Client Ed Easley Exonerated

Northern California IP Client Ed Easley Exonerated

Northern California Innocence Project A team with the Northern California Innocence Project based at Santa Clara University ended 12 years of dogged legal wrangling last week when their client was cleared of molestation charges that put him in prison and made him register as a sex offender. Ed Easley, a 62-year-old electrician, was accused and convicted of molesting a 7-year-old in Shasta County 24 years ago. Since then, it came to light that he had been scapegoated because the young victim was protecting a juvenile male cousin at the behest of family members. Read more....
Policy Analyst, Innocence Project

Policy Analyst, Innocence Project

The Innocence Project is a not-for-profit organization that works to exonerate innocent prisoners through post-conviction DNA testing and develop and implement policy changes to prevent wrongful convictions and otherwise reform the criminal justice system. The Innocence Project seeks a Policy Analyst to serve as an expert on policy reform issues related to the causes and remedies of wrongful convictions in the United States criminal justice system.  The Policy Analyst reports to the Policy Director and works closely with the entire Policy staff. The duties of this position require approximately 40 hours of work per week to be performed in-office. Read...
Program Director / Policy Coordinator and System Liaison, Ohio Innocence Project

Program Director / Policy Coordinator and System Liaison, Ohio Innocence Project

The Rosenthal Institute for Justice is looking for a Program Director/Policy Coordinator and System Liaison (PCSL) to interface with those working in all facets of the criminal justice system in Ohio–prosecutors, police officers, judges, criminal defense attorneys and legislators–to help them understand the causes of wrongful conviction and the need for system-wide reforms to reduce wrongful convictions and make the criminal justice system more accurate and fair.   This position requires a self-starter who can work with existing policy coordinators in the Innocence Network to build a curriculum and modules for education, and who can network statewide to build relationships with all listed stakeholders.  With respect to prosecutors, police, judges and criminal defense attorneys, the PCSL will work to build relationships that will lead to the opportunities to present CLE and OPATA training courses statewide.  The PCSL will also develop relationships and educate on policy matters to increase voluntary adoption of “best practices” among these stakeholders.  With respect to legislators, the PCSL will develop relationships and educate regarding the need for legislative reforms to make the criminal justice system more accurate and fair. Read...