wrongful conviction Exoneration On Death Row By Beth Lipoff & Steve Kraske • Apr 15, 2013 Sam Howzit In 1984, Kirk Bloodsworth was convicted of murder. He was released after 9 years in prison and spent years asserting his innocence until DNA evidence confirmed his story. Early Teen Years Inspired Innocence Project Chief By Dan Verbeck • Nov 28, 2012 Dan Verbeck / KCUR 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. Life After Death: Former Death-Row Inmate Damien Echols By Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff • Oct 9, 2012 Peter Ash Lee In August 2011, Damien Echols was released after 18 years on Death Row. John Grisham On Wrongful Conviction & 'Calico Joe' By Stephen Steigman & Steve Kraske • Apr 23, 2012 Novelist John Grisham has churned out a novel a year since 1988. But believe it or not, he still has his moments of doubt.