Press releases

Official written announcements from The Medill Justice Project.


April 6, 2017: Investigating an old murder case built on circumstantial evidence, The Medill Justice Project finds police records and witness accounts that don’t add up


June 13, 2016: Medill Justice Project investigation finds crucial details overlooked in case against Florida man condemned to death row

July 13, 2016: Medill Justice Project podcast provides rare behind-the-scenes look at investigation of death row inmate’s case

Sept. 19, 2016: Medill Justice Project investigates ‘three-strikes law’

Dec. 20, 2016: Medill Justice Project discovers revelatory information in shaken-baby syndrome case where convicted mother maintains her innocence

Dec. 21, 2016: Medill Justice Project premieres death penalty documentary


June 9, 2015: Medill Justice Project tracks down eyewitness 10 years later who says convicted killer didn’t commit the crime


Feb. 21, 2014: The Medill Justice Project launches the Journalism Justice Network to connect reporters who investigate the criminal justice system


March 19, 2013: The Medill Justice Project probes expert witnesses in ‘shaken-baby’ murder conviction

Aug. 27, 2013: The Medill Justice Project database analysis reveals gender discrepancy in shaken-baby syndrome accusations

Sept. 23, 2013: The Medill Justice Project and the Center on Wrongful Convictions presents a film screening of true-crime documentary “Scenes of a Crime” and Q&A with the filmmakers

Dec. 10, 2013: New Medill Justice Project study shows hot spots throughout the United States with higher rates of shaken-baby syndrome cases


Oct. 2, 2012: The Medill Justice Project examines convictions in deaths attributed to shaken-baby syndrome

Dec. 11, 2012: The Medill Justice Project investigation finds lingering questions in shaken-baby syndrome case