In an emotional hearing Friday, a Philadelphia judge vacated Ogrod’s death sentence and convictions for the 1996 murder of 4-year-old Barbara Jean Horn. He walked free after 28 years behind bars.
Mississippi high court orders retrial for death row inmate convicted on debunked bite-mark evidence
Eddie Lee Howard has spent 26 years on death row based largely on now-discredited forensic evidence. Thursday, the Mississippi Supreme Court vacated his conviction and ordered a retrial.
Philadelphia DA: Death row inmate Walter Ogrod “likely innocent”
Larry Krasner’s office has asked the court to clear the conviction and sentence of Ogrod, who has served nearly three decades in prison for the murder of a 4-year-old girl.
Alabama Prison Crisis
Secret report: Alabama guards allegedly beat, hog-tied, ignored inmate who later died
Alabama investigators detailed the brutal events that led to Billy Smith’s death — including dousing him with water while unresponsive and a nurse who refused to treat him.
Year in review: Injustice Watch’s biggest stories of 2019
As 2019 ends, we wanted to take this opportunity to highlight stories we’ve published that have had the biggest impact and resonated the most with readers.
5 big ideas to stop sentencing innocent people to death
How can courts stop sentencing innocent people to death? Our Unrequited Innocence project highlighted some potential solutions.