Exoneration Project Files Suit Over Concerns That DNA Evidence Is Not Making It Back To Wrongful ConvictsDNA is supposed to be the key to cracking criminal cases and exonerating those who are wrongfully convicted. But what if those DNA hits never get to the right people?
14 More Men Framed By Corrupt Former Cop Ronald Watts To Be Cleared This WeekProsecutors will drop charges Monday against 10 more men allegedly framed by disgraced former Chicago Police Sgt. Ronald Watts, the fourth such mass exoneration linked to Watts and his team. Four more men with cases linked to the corrupt former cop will be exonerated later this week.
7 More People Framed By Corrupt Former Cop Ronald Watts ExoneratedCook County prosecutors will ask a judge to vacate the convictions of six men and one woman falsely arrested by former Chicago Police Sgt. Ronald Watts and officers under his command.
State’s Attorney To Exam Ronald Watts Cases For Police MisconductCook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx has agreed to look into hundreds of convictions involving disgraced former Chicago Police Sgt. Ronald Watts and officers under his command.
Two Men Wrongfully Convicted Of 1993 Murder To Go FreeA Cook County judge has ordered the immediate release of two men who spent 23 years in prison, after prosecutors agreed to dismiss all charges against them.
Caine Marks First Week Of Freedom After 25 Years In PrisonWhen Eric Caine went to prison, Ronald Reagan was president, almost no one had a cell phone and a gallon of gas cost less than $1. Free after 25 years, Caine now has his own cell phone, email address and Facebook account.
Alleged Burge Torture Victim Going Free After 25 YearsA man who has long claimed he was tortured by Chicago police detectives into confessing to two murders will be getting out of prison after nearly 25 years behind bars.