Ledora Watkins is released from prison after serving more than four decades for a 1975 murder. Read the full story here.
James McWilliams, convicted of a 1984 rape and murder, argues an expert independent from prosecutors should have assessed his mental health before he received a death sentence. Read the full story here.
A judge orders a new trial for Richard Beranek, accused of a 1987 rape, citing questions about the hair evidence in the case. Read the full story here.
In a unanimous decision, the court overturns three convictions in a case where a prosecutor excluded 10 Latinos from the jury. Read the full story here.
The Monterey Bay Justice Project publishes a three-part series on elder and end-of-life care in California prisons. Read the full stories here.
After nearly 24 years in prison for a murder he says he did not commit, Shaurn Thomas is a free man after prosecutors move to vacate his conviction. Read the full story here.
Utah and Arkansas are the only remaining states to refuse to comply with the 2003 Prison Rape Elimination Act, according to a report by the U.S. Department of Justice. Read the full story here.
Death row inmate J.W. Ledford Jr. takes a prescription drug for nerve pain that might cause him to be “in agony” during an execution by lethal injection, according to a court filing from his lawyers. Read the full story here.
After spending nearly 24 years in prison for a fatal drive-by shooting he did not commit, Ruddy Quezada will receive $4.5 million from the state of New York. Read the full story here.