Category Archives: Blogs by Art

These are blogs about wrongful conviction cases in the media

An Innocence Inquiry Commission in Alabama?- A Step in the Right Direction

February 27, 2016 Title: An Innocence Inquiry Commission in Alabama?- A Step in the Right Direction On Thursday, February 18th, I was informed that an Alabama State Senator had introduced legislation that would establish an Innocence Commission in Alabama. I … Continue reading

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Mistakes of the (Miss) Universe: Why Won’t District Attorneys Admit Their Mistakes?

December 25th, 2015 Mistakes of the (Miss) Universe: Why Won’t District Attorneys Admit Their Mistakes? I know it is the holiday season and people justly want to focus on family members and friends, but please keep those who are innocent … Continue reading

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The Sport of Boxing and The Arena of Prosecutors- Fighting Against Wrongful Convictions

November 29th, 2015 The Sport of Boxing and The Arena of Prosecutors- Fighting Against Wrongful Convictions   Many believe that boxing is a barbaric sport.  A boxing match consists of two individuals, in peak condition, inflicting as much pain and … Continue reading

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To Be Free and Exonerated- In a Fair and Just World

October 9, 2015 To Be Free and Exonerated- In a Fair and Just World Recently, the New York Magazine published a powerful piece entitled “That’s When I Knew I Was Free: Eight Exonerated Prisoners on Their First Week Outside.” As … Continue reading

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The Ongoing Consequences of Convicting the Innocent-The Responsibility of District Attorneys

August 3, 2015 The Ongoing Consequences of Convicting the Innocent-The Responsibility of District Attorneys Mobile District Attorney Ashley Rich: “Petitions are great.  A group of citizens banding together can move mountains.” Radio Interview, Friday, July 24th, 2015.   Last week, we … Continue reading

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Prosecutorial Accountability and State Bar Responsibility-When Will it Become the Norm?

June 2015 Prosecutorial Accountability and State Bar Responsibility-When Will it Become the Norm?   “”If as a prosecutor you do not disclose exculpatory evidence, your career is over.  Integrity is something that is so important because when you are a … Continue reading

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46- An innocent man celebrates his 46th birthday in prison. Why is Justice so Hard to Come by for the Innocent and Incarcerated?

  46- An innocent man celebrates his 46th birthday in prison. Why is Justice so Hard to Come by for the Innocent and Incarcerated? On Monday, April 27th, 2015, Rodney K. Stanberry will be 46 years old.  He began his … Continue reading

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When Will Prosecutors Be Held Accountable for Their Actions- The Case of William J. Ziegler

April 23, 2015 Why Aren’t Prosecutors Held Accountable for Their Actions-The Case of William J. Ziegler “I took that deal for one reason and one reason only and that was to go home,” said Ziegler as he was released.  “I … Continue reading

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Rodney K. Stanberry- Innocent and Incarcerated, 18 years and Counting

March 24th, 2015 Rodney K. Stanberry- Innocent and Incarcerated, 18 years and Counting Today, March 24th, marks the 18th year that Rodney K. Stanberry has spent in prison for crimes he did not commit.  He is now beginning his 19th … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Excellence in Journalism- Rodney K. Stanberry and Wrongful Convictions

March 5th, 2015 Congratulations to Excellence in Journalism- Rodney K. Stanberry and Wrongful Convictions This month I will write a series of blogs about wrongful convictions in general and Rodney K. Stanberry’s case in particular.  Why this month? Because it … Continue reading

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