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The Wrongful Convictions Blog

The Center for the Global Study of Wrongful Conviction at the University of Cincinnati College of Law created The Wrongful Convictions blog. Their blog covers all issues around the world related to wrongful conviction of the innocent. They provide a single location on the web where you can go to find updated news and commentary relating to wrongful convictions.

Click the link below for thier website.

http://wrongfulconvictionsblog.org/the-center-for-the-global-study-of-wrongful-conviction/

 

 

DNA Diagnostic Center

Founded in 1994, DNA Diagnostics Center (DDC) is the largest private DNA testing laboratory in the world. According to their website they are the undisputed leader in providing high quality DNA tests to all 50 U.S. states and 168 countries. DDC’s specialties include DNA paternity testing, forensic services, veterinary DNA testing, and human genetics. Their Forensic Services offers a comprehensive range of services including DNA testing, DNA expert services, Forensic paternity and DNA specimen matching. They also offer case review, consultation and expert testimony upon request.

http://www.forensicdnacenter.com/

American Law Sources On-line

American Law Sources On-line provides a compilation of free on-line links for United States and Canadian law. Lists include both US federal government and state laws and Canadian federal and territory laws.

http://www.lawsource.com/also/

Human Genome Project Information

The Human Genome Project Information is a government website that provides basic information about DNA and links to stories on how DNA has been used to exonerate and convict people. 

http://www.ornl.gov/sci/techresources/
Human_Genome/elsi/forensics.shtml

National Registry of Exonerations

The National Registry of Exonerations is a joint project of the University of the Michigan Law School and the Center on Wrongful Convictions at Northwestern University School of Law. They provide detailed information about all known exonerations in the United States since 1989 - cases in which a person was wrongly convicted of a crime and later cleared of all the charges.

If you or someone you know were exonerated but not on their list - they have a way for you to contact them to add the name. They also provide criteria for what counts as an exoneration.

You can find them here: http://www.law.umich.edu/special/exoneration/Pages/about.aspx

Universal Genetics DNA Testing Laboratory

Universal Genetics DNA testing laboratory uses 13 STR loci established by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in generating DNA profiles for reference and evidence samples. Universal Genetics is a leading DNA paternity and forensic testing center in the United States. According to their website their staff includes some of the nation’s most reputable and experienced DNA scientists. They list services, costs and locations on their website.

http://www.dnatestingforpaternity.com/forensic-dna-test.html

Northern California Innocence Project

The Northern California Innocence Project (NCIP) is a clinical program within Santa Clara Law School. Law students are supervised by experienced legal and forensic staff in investigating possible wrongful convictions, reviewing case histories, appellate briefs, transcripts, medical records, and other documents to evaluate claims of innocence. 

To be considered by NCIP for representation, an inmate must first submit a Consent Form and the Initial Screening Questionnaire to NCIP for review. Both documents must be fully completed in order to be reviewed and evaluated by NCIP. Please send completed documents directly to NCIP at:

The Northern California Innocence Project
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053-0422

If you were convicted in a Southern California court and are seeking to advance a claim of factual innocence, contact the California Innocence Project at:

The California Innocence Project
Institute for Criminal Defense Advocacy
225 Cedar Street
San Diego, CA 92101

Click the link below for their website.

http://law.scu.edu/ncip/

Find Law

Find Law provides legal information, lawyer profiles and a community that can help answer questions and information. It is a legal resource with up to date online legal information and forms on popular legal topics. 
 

 

Death Penalty Focus

Death Penalty Focus is one of the largest nonprofit organizations in the country. It was founded in 1988 with the belief that the death penalty is an ineffective, cruel, and simplistic response to the serious and complex problem of violent crime. They hope to abolish capital punishment using public education; grassroots and political organizing; original research; media outreach; local, state and nationwide coalition building. For more information visit their website.

http://www.deathpenalty.org/index.php