David Protess

Alstory Simon (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Prosecutors To Again Interview Man Convicted Of 1982 Double Murder

Cook County prosecutors were taking another step Wednesday toward possibly releasing a man from prison – 15 years after he confessed to two murders.

05/07/2014

Stanley Wrice (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Convicted Rapist’s Appeal Will Stay In Cook County

Stanley Wrice has claimed he was tortured into a false confession and his attorneys have subpoenaed former Mayor Richard M. Daley to testify in a post-conviction appeal.

09/27/2013

Northwestern University

Judge Orders Medill Student Journalists To Turn Over 500 E-Mails

Northwestern University has 10 days to file an appeal, following a judge’s ruling ordering Medill students turn over their communication regarding a convicted murderer.

CBS Chicago–09/07/2011

David Protess

Northwestern Professor Known For Death-Row Reversals Will Retire

David Protess, the Northwestern University journalism professor who is credited with helping free wrongfully convicted prison inmates, will be resigning from the university.

06/13/2011

David Protess

NU: Journalism Professor ‘Undermined’ University

Northwestern University says a journalism professor known for helping free prisoners on death row has “undermined” the university’s integrity with lies and false statements.

CBS Chicago–04/07/2011

David Protess

Report: NU Cancels Journalism Professor’s Class

David Protess and his students at Northwestern University have helped free innocent men from Illinois prisons. But now, it seems that the professor and the university are at odds.

CBS Chicago–03/18/2011