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Acquitted Knox back in Italy for wrongful conviction talk

Amanda Knox, a former American exchange student who became the focus of a sensational murder case, arrived in Italy Thursday for the first time since an appeals court acquitted her …

UPDATED: Thu., June 29, 2017

Man can seek money for wrongful conviction in Mississippi

A man who was convicted and later cleared after falsely confessing to murder at 13 says he is grateful a court revived his request for compensation in Mississippi – and …

UPDATED: Wed., June 7, 2017

Spokane County’s insurer offers $2.25 million settlement to three men wrongfully convicted of robbery

Spokane County’s insurer has offered $2.25 million to settle a federal civil rights lawsuit that alleged the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office engaged in witness-tampering and recklessness to wrongfully convict three …

UPDATED: Sat., April 15, 2017

Man wrongly convicted in 1957 killing files federal lawsuit

A Washington state man wrongly convicted in the 1957 kidnapping and killing of a 7-year-old girl has filed a federal lawsuit in Illinois.

Man to be exonerated 50-plus years after wrongful conviction

More than 50 years after a wrongful conviction in a New York City killing and more than 40 years after being released from prison, a Virginia man is returning to …

Men sue Washington state for prison time compensation

Three men who spent more than four years behind bars based chiefly on a recanted confession will try to persuade a Spokane jury to compensate them for more than $680,000. …

Men labor to adjust after jail sentences overturned

It was a special dinner, to put it mildly – a Christmastime meal at Anthony’s, with a crowd of family and friends, in celebration of momentous, life-changing events. And yet …