Monthly Archive: May 2007

May 30

Buxton Heyerman Released 18 Yrs After MI Appeals Ct Overturns Conviction

Buxton Heyerman Released 18 Yrs After MI Appeals Ct Overturns Conviction

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May 30

CT Legislators Award $5 Million To James Tillman For 18 Yrs Wrongful Imprisonment

CT Legislators Award $5 Million To James Tillman For 18 Yrs Wrongful Imprisonment

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May 17

1982 Robbery Conviction Tossed – False Confession Extracted By Police Torture

1982 Robbery Conviction Tossed – False Confession Extracted By Police Torture

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May 14

Philip Workman Executed

Philip Workman Executed

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May 09

State Judge Complains About “The ‘Innocence’ Myth”

Judge Morris B. Hoffman Complains About “The ‘Innocence’ Myth”

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May 08

12 Japanese Defendants Acquitted — 6 Falsely Confessed

Japan has a conviction rate of 99.8%. The tactics Japanese police and prosecutors use to obtain confessions is coming under increasing scrutiny because of cases such as the Shibushi, Japan vote-buying case in which 6 of 12 defendants falsely confessed, and all were acquitted. Read the International Herald Tribune’s news story. By Hans Sherrer Justice …

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May 08

Herman Atkins Awarded $2 Mil. For 12 Yrs Wrongful Imprisonment

A federal court jury in Los Angeles, California awarded Herman Atkins $2 million for his 12 years of wrongful imprisonment.

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