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Two Mississippi men, Levon Brooks and Kennedy Brewer, were wrongfully convicted of murdering two three-year-old girls in separate crimes in the 1990s.
Levon Brooks Convicted of Murder, Life in Prison Brooks’ ordeal began in September 1990 when three-year-old…
As of July 3, 2017, the National Registry of Exonerations (“Registry”) reports there have been 2,056 exonerations of criminal defendants in this country since 1989.
166 Exonerations in 2016 This past March, the Registry released its findings of…
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has recently voiced renewed intent to crack down on hate crimes. Why the focus on these types of offenses?
According to a report by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, approximately 250,000 hate crimes occurred…
On June 26, 2017, the Boston Globe carried a report about a Springfield, Massachusetts judge who vacated several drug convictions because of misconduct by two former state prosecutors involved in the drug cases.
Judge Richard J. Carey of Hampden…