Walter Barton is set to be the first person executed during the COVID-19 pandemic — help us prevent his death in Missouri.
Innocence ProjectMissouri executed #WalterBarton despite strong claims of innocence. He was the first person to be executed during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is unconscionable that this execution was allowed to go forward without a deep examination of his innocence.
Innocence ProjectWalter Barton is scheduled to be executed in Missouri tonight, despite evidence of innocence. Gov. Michael Parson has denied clemency. Walter's legal team has filed a request with the Supreme Court.
Help get the word out by sharing his case
Walter Barton has less than 30 hours to live — call Gov. Parson now: 417-246-4558.
Innocence ProjectURGENT: Walter Barton has less than 30 hours to live. Despite evidence of innocence, he is scheduled to be executed in Missouri tomorrow.
Ask @GovParsonMO to stop his execution now.
Innocence Project staff attorney Alexis Agathocleus breaks down why eyewitness identification endangers innocent people and is the leading cause of wrongful convictions.
Innocence Project#The Innocence Files tells the stories of three innocent men convicted due to eyewitness misidentification, but they're not the only ones. Eyewitness misidentification is a leading cause of wrongful conviction.
“I am used to my family’s little quirks. But I am still getting used to what’s going on outside.”
Innocence Project"I needed to wash the jail off me. I was so worried about bringing something home," Donald Kagan, released from Rikers Island where he was being held for a parole violation, told The Marshall Project.
Under a money bail system, people who can't afford to buy their freedom now also face an increased risk of contracting a deadly virus.
Innocence ProjectMany people in jail haven't been convicted of a crime, but cannot afford to make bail, meaning they could be stuck there during this pandemic and unable to follow the recommendations of experts.
Hildwin became a suspect in the 1985 murder after stolen property from a murdered Hernando County woman was found in his possession. When questioned, he told investigators that he had hitched a ride with
Innocence ProjectBREAKING: Paul Hildwin was freed today after 35 years in prison. He spent 29 years on death row and survived cancer four times. Five years ago, Florida Supreme Court overturned his conviction, but Paul remained in prison as prosecutors sought to retry him.
“That's the reason why I'm here...to keep Leah's name in the light. To bring her name forward, to get somebody to come forward with the truth of what happened," he said.
Innocence Project“I'm an innocent person … vindicating DNA evidence that finally shows what I've been saying for nearly 20 years.” — Nick McGuffin, whose conviction was overturned last year with the help of @ORInnocence
Ramon Ward, 45, was granted his freedom in Wayne County Circuit Court after being wrongfully convicted of the 1994 murders of two women
Innocence ProjectRamon Ward is the 15th person to be exonerated since the Wayne County Conviction Integrity Unit was created in 2018. His conviction relied on the testimony of two jailhouse informants who also testified in dozens of other murder cases.
Help prevent wrongful convictions based on unreliable jailhouse informant testimony and act to compensate the innocent in Maryland.
Innocence ProjectMaryland, tomorrow there is a hearing on HB 637 to protect the innocent from unreliable jailhouse informant testimony. Call your lawmakers and ask them to support HB 637: 443-775-3662. Your voice can make all the difference! bit.ly/2VRvKss@MidAtlanticIP@ubaltlaw
Tasha Shelby has been in prison since 2000. Innocence Project lawyers are trying to get her out.
Innocence ProjectThe medical examiner in the case has said he made a "mistake" in the '90s when he determined the child's cause of death to be "shaken baby syndrome." He now says the child's death was actually accidental.
Rafael Ruiz was wrongfully convicted in 1985 of sexual assault in New York City. Today, he was exonerated and all charges against him were dismissed.
Innocence ProjectBREAKING NEWS: The NY State Supreme Court has just exonerated our client Rafael Ruiz after 35 years of wrongful conviction. “I have my freedom and now I can go on with my life,” he said.
Ledell Lee maintained his innocence from the day he was arrested until the day he died. Untested DNA and fingerprint evidence could prove his claims.
Innocence ProjectNearly three years ago, #LedellLee and seven others were quickly scheduled to be executed ahead of the expiration date on Arkansas' lethal injection supply. Ledell was executed without DNA or fingerprint testing that could have proven his innocence.
Michael Shannon was wrongly convicted — a result of a Louisiana law rooted in discrimination. Why are split-jury verdicts still allowed in America?
Innocence ProjectThis powerful @nytimes feature tells the stories of several people who were convicted by split juries and later exonerated — including clients of @InnocenceProjNO — along with jurors from their cases.