Kratz's conduct especially galling is that he had to know he was breaching both ethical rules governing pre-trial publicity and special rules which expect an even higher duty of prosecutors in criminal cases.He just didn't care."Bad" cold DNA hits are far more common than thought.Closed, proprietary software can put you in prison or even on death row. The reliability of proprietary software producing a DNA match, for example, cannot be challenged.) convicted with jails where we wouldn't put a dog, and we have a system that should give us the same kind of torment that our justice system inflicts on its prisoners.Why is it so difficult for wrongfully convicted women to get justice?
Disciplining or firing miscreants may be necessary, but it's not enough: It doesn't address the root causes of fearful culture and bad incentives.
But experts say that, in many instances, these cases are getting harder and harder to litigate because so many of them now stem from cases that lack concrete DNA evidence.
According to the nation’s largest database on wrongful convictions, while DNA evidence accounted for nearly 40 percent of all exonerations a decade ago, much has changed.
(Melinda Elkins volunteered to write a letter to the editor to point this out.) A recently filed new-trial motion based on an undisclosed exculpatory document A recently filed new-trial motion based on an undisclosed exculpatory document I obtained through a records request apparently is what spurred the prosecutor to shut off the police department's records.
I went to the Columbus Dispatch after our supposedly liberal mayor didn't respond to the letter I sent him. The story has generated support, including from the founder of blockparole.com, who has used records requests to get information that he used to stop inmates he felt didn't deserve parole. It happens when Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey’s office re-prosecuted Moses-EL even though new evidence led a judge to vacate his convictions last December after he spent 28 years in prison.