Articles - Innocence
Posted: February 05, 2007
- D. Grann, "Trial by Fire: Did Texas Execute an Innocent Man?" The New Yorker, Sept. 7, 2009; Press Release, The Innocence Project, Aug. 31, 2009.
- W. Sessions, "DNA Evidence and the Death Penalty," Jurist, May 30, 2007
- Maurice Possley and Steve Mills. "Did this man die...for this man's crime?" The Chicago Tribune. June 25-27, 2006.
- "Forensics Under the Microscope" Chicago Tribune, October 17, 2004 - March 10, 2006
- Tom Lowenstein, "Snitch Work," Philadelphia City Paper, June 17-24, 2004. Tom Lowenstein reveals how two inmates may be responsible for an innocent man on death row.
- Jagger, Bianca. "Grant Zeigler an Opportunity to Prove his Innocence." Miami Herald, December 28, 2004
- "Restoring Justice" Chicago Tribune, September 29, 2002 - October 3, 2002 (editorial series). Chicago Tribune editorial writer Cornelia Grumman was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for these influential editorials on the death penalty in Illinois. The prize came just days after reforms of the criminal justice system passed both chambers of the Illinois General Assembly. The 5-part series of editorials about the criminal justice system in Illinois included:
- "Fixing the death penalty" - Advances in DNA technology in recent years have exposed astonishing failings in the Illinois criminal justice system. (September 29, 2002).
- "Disparities on Death Row" - Donald Quickle slipped a ski mask over his head before driving up at closing time to Sheba's II, a roadside tavern in Creve Coeur. Quickle was there to rob the cash register. (October 1, 2002).
- "Narrowing the wiggle room" - In 1984 a Chicago gang member named Gilbert "Blue Eyes" Perez slammed his car into another car on the Northwest Side. Perez, who was drunk, tried to get away from the accident, and three people who were driving by the scene offered to help him.(October 2, 2002).
- "The future of capital punishment" - In mid-November Illinois lawmakers will have the opportunity to restructure the criminal justice system, to demonstrate that they understand a system that has bred wrongful convictions, false confessions, mistaken eyewitnesses and other outrages cannot be allowed to stand (October 3, 2002).
- "Arizona should end death penalty" Arizona Republic, July 28, 2002 (editorial).
- Cohen, Sharon and Hastings, Deborah, "For 110 inmates freed by DNA tests, true freedom remains elusive" Associated Press, May 28, 2002.
- "Cops and Confessions," Chicago Tribune (investigative series), December 16, 2001 - January 6, 2002.
- "More Death Penalty Doubts" USA Today, July 5, 2001 (editorial).
- Mills, Steve, Possley, Maurice, and Armstrong, Ken, "Shadows of Doubt Haunt Executions: 3 cases weaken under scrutiny" Chicago Tribune, December 17, 2000 (part 1 of 2).
- Mills, Steve, "Questions of Innocence: Legal roadblocks thwart new evidence on appeal" Chicago Tribune, December 18, 2000 (part 2 of 2).
- "Death Row and DNA" The Washington Post, December 16, 2000 (editorial).
- Masters, Brooke A., "Missteps On Road To Injustice" The Washington Post, December 1, 2000.
- O'Neill, Helen,"How DNA Became a Perfect Witness" The Toronto Star, September 21, 2000.
- Clines, Francis X, "New DNA Tests Are Seen as Key to Virginia Case" New York Times, September 7, 2000.
- O'Brien, Tim, "Reasonable Doubt and DNA" The Washington Post, September 7, 2000.
- "Through Thick and Thin: On Death Row, Two Men Defied Odds With Friendship and Hope", ABC NEWS.com, August 19, 2000.