Man Who Was Wrongfully Imprisoned for One Month Finally Released

Man Charged with Armed Robbery Not the Culprit, Wrongfully Imprisoned in SC A man that York County police originally believed to be an armed robbery in a daytime robbery at CVS in early July has been released from prison. The real criminal has been found, according to officers, and the wrongfully imprisoned man is out of jail and with his … [Read more...]

After Delay, Former Gang Member Exonerated

After a delay over the weekend due to his judge’s illness, former gang member John Edward Smith has been exonerated of murder charges. Smith was convicted of a drive-by shooting murder he did not commit, based on the testimony of one eye witness, who recently recanted his story. Landu Mvuemba, who is currently serving a jail sentence for sexual … [Read more...]

Exonerated Man Finally Gets to Play Professional Football

26-year-old Brian Banks, who was falsely accused of rape and imprisoned, has finally been exonerated, and will have his chance to play professional football. The former high school football star was destined for the pro leagues. He was an outstanding linebacker during his school football career. But, at age 16, he was accused of rape and … [Read more...]

Scientist Must Appear in Court for Exoneration Case

On Tuesday, September 18th, a judge in the Lake Waco murders case ordered a scientist to appear in court with DNA evidence. Anthony Melendez’s lawyer, Walter M. Reaves, Jr, thinks re-testing DNA evidence could exonerate his client. Anthony Melendez is the only surviving defendant of four accused from the 1982 case, in which three teenagers were … [Read more...]

Nebraska Man Seeks Full Exoneration for Murder Charges

Darrel Parker, now 80 years old, was pardoned years ago because a federal court ruled that his confession of his wife’s murder was “coerced and involuntary.” He was released from prison. Now, however, Parker is seeking a full exoneration. He is also seeking compensation awarded to exonerated prisoners. When prisoners are pardoned, the charges … [Read more...]

Veto Stands for S.C. Criminal Record Expungement Bill

An expungement bill that would allow South Carolina criminals to hide their criminal records from potential employers, schools and law enforcement investigators didn’t have enough votes Thursday to overturn Gov. Nikki Haley’s veto. The bill has become the subject of intense debate among lawmakers and the public. Law enforcement officials are … [Read more...]

Life After Conviction: Living With a Criminal Record

I don't want my criminal record to follow me, can I get an expungement? If you do the crime, you do the time, as the saying goes. But when you walk out of the prison, what happens next? It’s relatively easy to agree that if you are charged and convicted for a serious crime such as kidnapping or manslaughter that you may continue to face a stigma … [Read more...]

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