Wrongful Conviction

true crime

How to Stop Dirty Cops from Putting Innocent People in Prison

Information about bad cops' career histories can help everyone from lawyers to the public know who to watch out for.
Alison Flowers
Life Inside

I Sent an Innocent Man to Prison

It was my first time on a jury. I was 31, balancing two jobs while going to graduate school. It was a very short trial.
D’Shean Kennedy as told to Maurice Chammah
red right hand

The Fairbanks Four's Wrongful Conviction and 18-Year Fight for Freedom

VICE trekked to Alaska to tell the story of a group of native teens who were wrongfully convicted of murder in 1997.
VICE Staff
Life Inside

We Were Wrongfully Convicted of Killing Cops and Now We're Married

From sentenced to death for crimes we didn't commit to 'Til Death Do Us Part.
Maurice Chammah
Life Inside

I Served 26 Years for Murder Even Though the Killer Confessed

His lawyers wouldn't tell anyone because of attorney-client privilege. Meanwhile, I kept a homemade metal shank with me at all times.
Alton Logan with Berl Falbaum

The Problem with Dramatic Finger-Pointing Courtroom Moments

This centuries-old trope of criminal trials where witnesses point at the accused may be linked with wrongful convictions.
Marella Gayla
Life Inside

What It's Like to Face Your Daughter's Killer

He looked in my eyes and said he was sorry. Do I believe that? I'm not sure.
Jeanette Popp, as told to Maurice Chammah
crime & drugs

A Disgraced Pathologist Helped Put an Innocent Mom in Jail for Killing Her Daughter

Pathologist Charles Smith was found to have made egregious errors in nearly half of his cases. Now, decades later, the justice system is finally remedying the problem.
Tamara Khandaker
crime & drugs

Forensic Experts in Texas Are Calling on Courts to Stop Accepting Bite-Mark Evidence

The Texas Forensic Science Commission has recommended a moratorium on bite-mark analysis until further research can establish whether it's actually reliable.
Tess Owen

Mexican Immigrant Cleared of US Rape After 20 Years Will Remain Behind Bars

On Monday, a state judge tossed Mexican immigrant Angel Gonzalez decades-old conviction for the abduction and rape of an Illinois woman.
Arijeta Lajka