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CHICAGO – The Exoneration Project, a Chicago-based organization dedicated to providing legal assistance to the wrongfully convicted, has sued the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office (CCSAO) under the Illinois Freedom of Information Act. The lawsuit seeks access to DNA “hit notifications,” which may provide information that could identify and free innocent prisoners. A DNA hit notification ...

BREAKING: Keith West Granted Pardon Based on Innocence

Keith West Granted Pardon Based on Innocence In One of KY Gov. Bevin’s Final Acts as Governor  Keith West was only 19 years old when he was wrongly convicted at the hands of disgraced former Louisville Police Detective Mark Handy. He is the fourth person with a conviction tied to Handy’s misconduct to be exonerated. LOUISVILLE, ...

BREAKING: In Dramatic Reversal, DuPage County Prosecutors Drop All Charges Against Man Who Served 17 Years For a Murder He Didn’t Commit

Randy Liebich finally exonerated after epic court battle, joining nation-leading list of Illinois exonerees DUPAGE COUNTY, IL – In a surprise move this morning, DuPage County prosecutors dropped all charges against Randy Liebich in the 2002 death of his stepson, Steven Quinn, after a short hearing this morning. According to a National Registry of Exonerations report ...

BREAKING: Seventeen More Convictions Tied to Corrupt Sgt. Ronald Watts and His Team to be Dismissed at Hearings This Week

63 Men and Women Have Had 82 Convictions Tossed Since 2016  This marks the fourth mass exoneration of Watts victims in the last 15 months CHICAGO – The Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office has moved to vacate and dismiss drug charges against 14 more men, all of whom were framed by disgraced former Chicago Police ...