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Innocence Network Exonerations 2010 - latest version

Innocence Network Exonerations 2010 - latest version

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A report on the 29 people exonerated through the work of Innocence Network organizations in 2010.
A report on the 29 people exonerated through the work of Innocence Network organizations in 2010.

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INNOCENCE
N E T W O R K 
EXONERATIONS
2 0 1 0
 
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
ErikaApplebaum
Innocence Project o Minnesota 
ShawnArmbrust 
Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project 
JustinBrooks
Caliornia Innocence Project 
TuckerCarrington
Mississippi Innocence Project,Board Secretary 
MaddydeLone
Innocence Project, Board Treasurer 
SteveDrizin
Center on Wrongul Conviction
KeithFindley 
Wisconsin Innocence Project,Board President 
MarkGodsey 
Ohio Innocence Project 
LarryGolden
Downstate Illinois Innocence Project 
EmilyMaw
Innocence Project New Orleans 
JackieMcMurtrie
Innocence Project Northwest Clinic 
DanielMedwed
University o Utah - S.J. Quinney College o Law 
TheresaNewman
Duke Law Center or Criminal Justice and Proessional Responsibility 
JohnPray 
Wisconsin Innocence Project 
CookieRidolf
Northern Caliornia Innocence Project,Board Secretary 
BarryScheck
Innocence Project 
RobertSchehr
Northern Arizona Justice Project 
RobWarden
Center on Wrongul Conviction
LynneWeathered
Grifth University Innocence Project 
CONTENTS
I. LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT ..................................................................3II. THE CASES (IN ORDER OF EXONERATION DATE) ............................. 4
1. FREDDIE PEACOCK ..........................................................................................
4
2. TED BRADFORD ................................................................................................
4
3. GREG TAYLOR ..................................................................................................
4
4. JIMMY BASS ...................................................................................................
5
5. DWAYNE PROVIENCE ......................................................................................
5
6. FRANK STERLING ...............................................................................................
5
7. ROMEO PHILLION .............................................................................................
6
8. RAYMOND TOWLER ........................................................................................
6
9. SHAWN MASSEY ...............................................................................................
6
10. TYRONE JONES ...............................................................................................
6
11. MICHAEL VONALLMEN ..................................................................................
7
12. JONATHAN SCOTT PIERPOINT ......................................................................
7
13. LARRY DAVIS...................................................................................................
7
14. ALAN NORTHROP ...........................................................................................
7
15. KOUA FONG LEE ............................................................................................
8
16. ANTHONY JOHNSON .....................................................................................
8
17. PHILLIP BIVENS ................................................................................................
8
18. BOBBY RAY DIXON .........................................................................................
8
19. LARRY RUFFIN..................................................................................................
8
20. DAVONN ROBINSON .....................................................................................
9
21. GLENN DAVIS .................................................................................................
9
22. LARRY DELMORE ............................................................................................
9
23. TERRENCE MEYERS .........................................................................................
9
24. MATTHEW NORWOOD...................................................................................
9
25. MAURICE PATTERSON ..................................................................................
10
26. JULIE BAUMER ...............................................................................................
10
27. JERMAINE ARRINGTON ................................................................................
10
28. JACK WHITE ..................................................................................................
11
29. JOHN WATKINS .............................................................................................
11III. NETWORK MEMBERS ........................................................................12
COVER:
TyroneJones,shownwithattorneyMicheleNethercott,wasexoneratedonMay26,2010.Readmoreabouthiscaseonpage7.(KimHairston/ReprintedwithpermissionotheBaltimoreSunMediaGroup.AllRightsReserved.)
 
3L E T T E R F R O M T H E P R E S I D E N T
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The29peopleprofledinthissecondannualInnocenceNetworkReportservedmorethan426combinedyearsinprisonbeoretheywerefnallyreed.Theirpleasoinnocencelandedondeaearsinmanycasesordecadesbeoresomeonefnallylistened.Theysatbehindbarsastheirhopesanddreamsortheiruturesslowlyslippedaway.Theiramiliessueredtoo,spendingsleeplessnightsworryingabouttheirlovedones’healthandsaety,puttingtheirlivesonholdwhiledoingtheirbesttohelptheirsons,daughters,brothersandsistersnegotiateabrokencriminaljusticesystem.Fortunatelytheirstoriesshedlightonthecausesowrongulconvictions.Misidentifcationandunvalidatedorensicsciencescontinuetocontributetomanyotheinjusticesreportedhere.Thisyearthereisanunsettlingnumberocaseswheregovernmentmisconductistoblame.Alltoootentheverypeoplechargedwithensuringtruthandjustice–lawenorcementofcialsandprosecutors--disregardedtheirobligationstofndthetruthintheirzealtosecureconvictions,regardlessothecosts.Inthereport,youwillreadrepeatedinstanceswherepoliceusedcoerciveinterrogationpracticestoelicitalseconessionsandengagedinsuggestiveidentifcationproceduresthatresultedinalseidentifcations.Youwilllearnoprosecutorswhowithheldcriticalevidenceestablishinginnocenceandpresentedwitnessestheykneworshouldhaveknownwereunreliable.Inordertopreventthestaggeringnumberowrongulconvictions,reormsareneededtomakeidentifcationproceduresmorereliable,tovalidateorensicsciencedisciplinesandtoputchecksontheenormouspowerlawenorcementandprosecutorswieldoverallous.That’ssomethingNetworkorganizationsaredoingmoreandmore.Workingwithlocal,stateandnationaladvocates,weareusingtheheartbreakingstoriesothewrongullyconvictedtoexposetheenormouscracksinthesystemthatmustbefxed.Andit’sworking.Lastyearwehelpedtopassimportantreormsinstatehousesthroughoutthenation.TheInnocenceNetworkissurvivingandinsomecasesthrivinginthesetougheconomictimes.In2010,theNetworkgrewtoinclude63memberorganizations,with54intheUnitedStatesandnineorganizationsinourothercountries.Whilemanyotheseorganizationsarestillintheirinancyandarejuststartingthedifcultworkoclearingtheinnocent,theexpansionintoallcornersotheglobeisespeciallyexciting,makingwayoraworldwideinnocencemovementthatcouldhaveaprooundeectonthewaythatallpeoplewhoareaccusedoacrimearetreatedintheirrespectivecountries.Ihopeyouwilltakeaewminutestoreadaboutthehard-oughtexonerationsthatweresecuredduring2010.Butkeepinmindthatthese29representonlyatinyractionothewrongullyconvictedwhoarelockedaway,hopingandprayingorsomeluckybreakthatwillprovetheirinnocence.
 KEITH FINDLEY
WISCONSIN INNOCENCE PROJECT CO-DIRECTOR,CLINICAL PROFESSOR UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN LAW SCHOOL,INNOCENCE NETWORK BOARD PRESIDENT 
THEIR STORIES
CAN FIX A BROKEN SYSTEM

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