Category Archives: Tested The Book

What YOU can do?

Sometimes the more you know about wrongful convictions in the United States and around the world, the more helpless you feel. And it is true: wrongful convictions are a tough thing to swallow, no matter how you slice or dice … Continue reading

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Bozella and the Fighting Spirit

What first inspired us about the men in TESTED was how, despite major injustices, they were able to suffer through, overcome and eventually create joy in place of anger and hope in place of despair. The same goes for Dewey … Continue reading

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On Prejudice

Reading TESTED can be at times inspiring, trying, educational, enlightening and eye-opening and in the blogs we have tried to expand our awareness of some of the issues that surround wrongful convictions as well as the methods that these 12 … Continue reading

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Remembering Troy Davis

Troy Davis should not have been executed yesterday, September 22nd, in fact he shouldn’t have been executed, period. We believe that when matters of life and death are at hand, it matters, to the highest extent possible, not whether innocence … Continue reading

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Over-burdened habeas?

In 1953 Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson famously stated in a 1953 habeas ruling that, “He who must search a haystack for a needle is likely to end up with an attitude that the needle is not worth the … Continue reading

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The Other Victims

The first 250 wrongful conviction exonerations in the United States taught us a great deal. Most obviously, they taught us (or perhaps just reminded us) that nothing in this world matters as much as pure time: the time to freely … Continue reading

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How do the men in TESTED deal with their anger?

Sometimes in life it can feel like there are a lot of things to be angry about and this thought is especially true when it comes to wrongful convictions. Imagine feeling trapped, out of hope, resentful and distrustful of a … Continue reading

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Is there life after prison?

Life after exoneration can be incredibly difficult. Technology has changed so much it is unrecognizable; connections with friends and loved ones are lost; a sense of belonging to popular culture has vanished. To add insult to injury, any money in … Continue reading

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What’s Wrong with the Crime Labs?

Across the country, DNA testing is being used to free the wrongfully convicted and, in its wake, reveal the errors and misconduct within our criminal justice system. One of the biggest errors has to do with procedures in the crime … Continue reading

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THE PRICE OF JUSTICE

Dallas County does a wonderful thing with its biological evidence: Dallas saves it. But what about all the other counties? Wouldn’t you think that they would follow Dallas’s lead and never discard biological evidence? Well, the fact is, many lawmakers … Continue reading

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