Impossible Prosecution Theory of a Woman’s Disappearance - The Donald McDonald Story________________________3
"I am free!" - Arthur Whitfield Exonerated After 22 Years Imprisonment _______________________________________4
Journey For Justice - The Johnnie Lee Savory Story_______________________________________________________4
Las Vegas Police and Prosecutors Frame Woman 170 Miles From Murder Scene - Kirstin Lobato’s “Very Peculiar Story”
“Legal” Immigrants Not Convicted of Any Crime Are Being Deported By Homeland Security As Criminals _____________6
An Innocent Alex Popov Is Trapped in a Homeland Security Bureaucratic Nightmare _____________________________6
Freeing The Innocent: How We Did It - Review of Michael and Becky Pardue’s self-help manual ____________________7
Convicted of Starting Deadly Fire with Unburnable Substance - The Mark Kirk Story_____________________________8
Florida Prosecutors Permitted To Extract Pleas From Innocent Defendants Granted A New Trial ____________________9
Alan Yurko’s Murder Conviction is Vacated!___________________________________________________________9
Kevin Coleman’s Murder Conviction Tossed After 13 Years Imprisonment_____________________________________9
Ken Marsh Exonerated of Murder on September 3, 2004_________________________________________________10
Inadequate Legal Representation Hurts the Innocent Most of All_____________________________________________11
Gideon Unfulfilled - The Failure of Indigent Defense______________________________________________________11
WA Judges Conceal Right to Counsel From Defendants___________________________________________________11
The High Cost of Free Defense_____________________________________________________________________12
“Bad Lawyering” - How Defense Attorneys Help Convict the Innocent_______________________________________12
The Complicity of Judges In Wrongful Convictions ______________________________________________________24
Article Submission Guidelines and Prisoner Mail Team ___________________________________________________26


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Clara Boggs, Editor in Chief and Publisher
Natalie Smith Parra, Editor
Laurie Solomon, Editor
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Hans Sherrer, Associate Publisher

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Greetings, JD readers,


Welcome to a new edition of Justice:Denied magazine.

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Thank you for your continued faith in us, as we struggle to help innocent
people get out of wrongful convictions and explain how they occur.

Blessings to all, on behalf of the entire JD Staff,


Clara A. Thomas Boggs
Editor in Chief and Publisher
Justice:Denied - The Magazine for the Wrongly Convicted

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