wrongful conviction http://kcur.org en Exoneration On Death Row http://kcur.org/post/exoneration-death-row <p></p><div>In 1984, <strong>Kirk Bloodsworth</strong> was <strong>convicted of murder</strong>. He was released after <strong>9 years in prison</strong> and spent years asserting his <strong>innocence</strong> until DNA <strong>evidence confirmed his story</strong>.</div><div> Mon, 15 Apr 2013 16:03:46 +0000 Beth Lipoff & Steve Kraske 35110 at http://kcur.org Exoneration On Death Row Early Teen Years Inspired Innocence Project Chief http://kcur.org/post/early-teen-years-inspired-innocence-project-chief <p>There is a new chief executive at the Kansas City-based Midwest Innocence Project. The not-for-profit corporation works to free men and women behind bars for crimes they did not commit. Wed, 28 Nov 2012 23:05:34 +0000 Dan Verbeck 28258 at http://kcur.org Early Teen Years Inspired Innocence Project Chief Life After Death: Former Death-Row Inmate Damien Echols http://kcur.org/post/life-after-death-former-death-row-inmate-damien-echols <p>In August 2011, Damien Echols was released after 18 years on Death Row.</p> <p>He details his experience with the legal system as part of the “West Memphis Three” and the flawed trial that sent him to Death Row and two friends to prison for life in his book, Life After Death.</p> Tue, 09 Oct 2012 12:39:16 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 25681 at http://kcur.org Life After Death: Former Death-Row Inmate Damien Echols John Grisham On Wrongful Conviction & 'Calico Joe' http://kcur.org/post/john-grisham-wrongful-conviction-calico-joe <p>Novelist John Grisham has churned out a novel a year since 1988.</p> <p>But believe it or not, he still has his moments of doubt. Yes, the same John Grisham who has written mega-bestsellers that became smash movies still questions his ability to write.</p> Mon, 23 Apr 2012 17:06:51 +0000 Stephen Steigman & Steve Kraske 16382 at http://kcur.org John Grisham On Wrongful Conviction & 'Calico Joe'