Michael Hanline Released After 36 Years of Wrongful Incarceration

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   First of the California 12 Released from Prison after 36 Years Mike Hanline served longest wrongful incarceration in California history   VENTURA, November 24, 2014 – Michael Hanline walked out of custody a free man today after being...

Michael Hanline’s Conviction Reversed – Release Expected Monday

California Innocence Project Client’s Conviction Reversed After 36 Years Longest Wrongful Incarceration in California History – First of the California 12 To Be Released Ventura, November 18, 2014 – A judge has overturned the conviction of Michael Hanline, convicted...

CIP Client Roeling Adams Paroled After 28 Years Behind Bars

Today, CIP client Roeling Adams walked out of San Quentin State Prison after 28 years in prison.  Adams was wrongfully convicted of a shooting in 1986, despite providing an alibi at trial.  The main witness against Roeling at his trial subsequently recanted his...

Death Penalty Infographic

Below is another Death Penalty Infographic sent over to us.  Given the 4% figure released yesterday, Texas should have granted clemency to more than 20 innocent people (not just 2).  The only way the US will find itself off the “Top 5 Countries” list is if...

New Study: Death Row Sentences Likely Include 4% Innocent People

We have long thought about how frequent wrongful convictions are occurring in this country.  A recent study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences conservatively pinned death row wrongful convictions at just over 4%.  The percentage...

The Huang Case: A Tragedy in the Middle East

The California Innocence Project represents the Huangs with the David House Agency. Today, the Qatari criminal justice system continued its absurd disregard for due process, equity, and common sense in the case of Matthew and Grace Huang, two Americans whose 6...

Let’s Just Kill Michelle, Anyway

People should be rioting in the streets all over America right now in seething anger over the disgusting farce that is and was the Michelle Byrom case. Although wrongful conviction cases have become so common these days that they often evoke nothing more than a...

Good News for the Innocence Movement

2014 is already starting out to be a good year for the innocence movement! • The National Registry of Exonerations just reported that 2013 was a record year for exonerations in the U.S. – 87 nationwide. Notably, the increased number of overturned convictions came...