A judge sets aside the conviction of Zavion Johnson, who spent 15 years in prison for shaking his baby to death, after two prosecution experts said the death could have been an accident. Read the full story here.
A Kansas City community college offers a full scholarship to Lamonte McIntyre, who spent 23 years in prison for two murders he did not commit. Read the full story here.
The lawsuit filed by ACLU Nebraska on behalf of the inmates says Gov. Pete Ricketts violated the state’s separation of powers clause by funding a successful campaign to restore capital punishment after the state had repealed it in 2015. Read the full story here.
Massachusetts district attorneys said they will throw out more than 6,000 convictions in cases involving former lab chemist, Sonja Farak, who pleaded guilty to stealing drug evidence to feed her own addiction. Read the full story here.
Gov. Jerry Brown orders the immediate release of Craig Coley, who spent 39 years in prison for a 1978 double murder. Read the full story here.
A study by the U.S. Sentencing Commission shows that for similar crimes, African-American men serve on average 19.1 percent longer sentences than white men. Read the full story here.
Arnold Clark in a court hearing today said he witnessed a 2005 murder and Andre Gonzales, the accused who is serving a life sentence for the crime, is not the killer. Read the full story here.
Wilbert Jones, who spent nearly 46 years in prison, is a free man after a judge overturned his rape conviction. Read the full story here.
The Illinois city of Sycamore agrees to pay $350,000 to Jack McCullough, who spent four years in prison after he was wrongly convicted of a 1957 kidnapping and killing. Read the full story here.
Keith Cooper, who spent 10 years in prison for an armed robbery he did not commit, sues the city of Elkhart and police officers who investigated the crime. Read the full story here.