June 12, 2000
The Justice Project, http://justice.policy.net/
The Justice Project's Campaign Against Wrongful
Executions is intended to educate Americans about flaws in the capital
The website contains A Broken System: Error
Rates in Capital Cases, 1973-1995, by James Liebman, Jeffrey Fagan, and
Valerie West (also known as the Liebman Study). Also included is the text of a
pending federal bill, the Innocence Protection Act of 2000.
Other websites on this same issue include:
- Innocence Project Northwest, http://www.law.washington.edu/ipnw/.
"IPNW attorneys provide pro bono representation to inmates who are
wrongly convicted of serious crimes, who no longer have a right to counsel
and where there is a cognizable claim of actual innocence." The IPNW is
associated with the University of Washington School of Law.
- Cardozo Law Innocence Project, http://www.cardozo.yu.edu/innocence_project/index.html.
"The Innocence Project provides pro bono
legal assistance to inmates who are challenging their convictions based on
DNA testing of evidence, though clients must obtain finding for
- Truth in Justice, http://www.truthinjustice.org/.
"Truth in Justice is a non-profit organization working to free wholly
innocent men and women convicted of crimes they did not commit, and to
prevent wrongful convictions by alerting the public to the vulnerabilities
in the U. S. criminal justice system that make these miscarriages