Hayne subject of legal fight
UPDATED 7:09 AM CST Feb 07, 2013
Time is running out for Jeff Havard, who is sitting on death row convicted of murder.
But now, the man who helped put him there is under fire. ”I’m not one to usually use the language, but it’s pure hell knowing that unless something comes about, that he could by laying there, you know, and put to death for something that didn’t happen,” said his Havard’s mother, Cheryl Havard Harrell.
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Nearly 32 years behind bars —and innocent
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Year End Report
New Report Reveals Many More Exonerations and False Convictions than Previously Found, but Represents Only “the Tip of the Iceberg”
More than 2,000 people who were falsely convicted of serious crimes have been exonerated in America in the past 23 years.
Nearly 900 of these exonerations are profiled, with searchable data and summaries of the cases on the National Registry of Exonerations, a new joint project of the University of Michigan Law School and the Center on Wrongful Convictions at Northwestern University. The Registry, available at exonerationregistry.org, will be updated on an ongoing basis. It is by far the largest collection of such cases ever assembled – and the most varied. Click here to read more »
Tuesday, October 25, 5:30 p.m.
The award-winning documentary, prepared by Ole Miss filmmakers and spotlighting the success of the Law School’s Innocence Project in freeing two Noxubee County men wrongfully imprisoned after murder convictions, will be shown and discussed by principal characters in the cases. After the screening there will be a panel discussion moderated by civil rights and defense attorney Rob McDuff — and including former Supreme Court Judge Fred Banks, Radley Balko of The Huffington Post, Campbell Robertson of The New York Times, and Joe York, director of “Mississippi Innocence.”
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