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THE REGISTRY IN THE NEWS - SELECTED STORIES

2017

BuzzFeed: "Why William Varnado Lied" (3/21/17)

NBC News: "How One Texas County Drove a Record Rise in Exonerations" (3/8/17)

New York Times: "Black People More Likely to Be Wrongfully Convicted of Murder, Study Shows" (3/7/17)

Los Angeles Times: "When Wrongful Convictions Affect Blacks More Than Whites, Can We Call it a Justice System?" (3/7/17)

NPR and WBUR's Here & Now: "Reports Find Record Number of Exonerations, and Race Plays a Major Role" (3/7/17)

Vox: "Study: Black People are 7 Times More Likely Than White People to be Wrongly Convicted of Murder" (3/7/17)

2016

Wall Street Journal: "For Victims’ Families, the Torment of Exoneration" (11/7/16)

McClatchy DC: "Why 2015 was a record year for the wrongfully convicted" and "Prosecutors look to free the innocent – but won't release findings" (8/18/16)

Take Part: "The Proven Way to Keep More Innocent Teens From Confessing to Murder (and Why Police Won't Adopt It)" (6/17/16)

The Marshall Project: "For 50 Years, You've Had "The Right to Remain Silent" (6/12/16)

New York Times: "Prisoners Exonerated, Prosecutors Exposed" (2/12/16)

USA Today: "Alberto Gonzales: Justice system wrongs too many" (2/10/16)

Washington Post: "The Uptick in Exonerations Highlights Problems in Our Criminal-Justice System" (2/5/16)

New York Times: "Record Number of False Convictions Overturned in 2015" (2/3/16)

Guardian: "Nearly Three People a Week in US Exonerated of Crimes Last Year" (2/3/16)

Associated Press: "Report Finds Record Number of US Exonerations in 2015" (2/3/16)

2015

Take Part: "The Curious Cases of Pleading Guilty While Innocent" (11/20/15)

The Washington Post: "The Staggering Number of Wrongful Convictions In America" (7/24/15)

Associated Press (Houston Chronicle): Record number of exonerations driven by Texas drug cases(1/27/15)

US News & World Report: 2014 a Record Year for Exonerations, Report Finds” (1/27/15)

Huffington Post: Exonerations Of The Wrongfully Convicted Hit Record High In The U.S. In 2014(1/27/15)

USA Today: Exonerations hit record high in 2014” (1/27/15)

Time: The U.S. Is Exonerating More People Than Ever” (1/27/15)

The Washington Post: Record number of exonerations in the U.S., report says” (1/29/15)

Houston Chronicle: "DA, county officials meet on drug policy(2/11/15)

2014

New York Times:  “Study puts Exonerations at Record Level in U.S. (2/4/14)

Associated Press: Prosecutors Help Set Record Number of Exonerations” (2/4/14)

Reuters: U.S. criminals exonerated in 2013 climbs to record high: study (2/4/14)

National Public Radio’s Here and Now: Study Shows Record Number of Criminal Exonerations” (2/4/14)

Time:Record Number of U.S. Prisoners Exonerated in 2013” (2/4/14)

Huffington Post: A Record Number Of Inmates Were Exonerated Last Year For Crimes They Didn't Commit (2/4/14)

The Atlantic: Why Some States Still Fight the Exoneration of the Innocent (2/6/14)

2013

Huffington Post: “National Registry Of Exonerations Sees Prosecutors And Police Give More Help To Wrongly Convicted” (4/5/13)

National Public Radio’s Talk of the Nation: Life After Exoneration, For The Victims On Both Sides(4/15/13)

NBC News: Law enforcement leads the way in overturning bad convictions, group says” (4/3/13)

2012

Associated Press: Study: 2,000 convicted then exonerated in 23 years” (5/20/12)

Los Angeles Times: Registry tallies over 2,000 wrongful convictions since 1989 (5/20/12)

Huffington Post: National Registry Of Exonerations: More Than 2,000 People Freed After Wrongful Convictions (5/21/12)

USA Today:  “New database tracks exonerations in USA” (5/21/12)

CNN:More than 2,000 wrongfully convicted people exonerated in 23 years, researchers say” (5/21/12)

National Public Radio’s All Things Considered: "Exoneration List Shows Patterns In False Convictions(5/22/12)