DNA Testing


Convicted by Juries, Exonerated by Science: Case Studies in the Use of DNA Evidence to Establish Innocence after trial.

List of Wrongful Convictions Reversed By DNA Testing

DNA Testing frees man in Buffalo NY

Earl Washington Jr. has been cleared by DNA tests

Judge Denies DNA Retest in Coleman Case

The Story of Herman Atkins

The Story of Gregory Wilburn


A lot of attention has been focused recently on the plight of innocent people condemned to death row. But these cases, however tragic, represent only the tiniest tip of the wrongful convicted iceberg. Consider that people on death row have been afforded the most stringent legal safeguards our system can provide. If so many of them are later exonerated, how many more innocents are imprisoned in non-capital cases where they did not receive extra safeguards? How big is this problem? Nobody is sure. Despite all the crime statistics compiled in Washington, no one tracks wrongful convictions. The system doesn't want to know.