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July 7, 2016

Ricky Jackson, 57, was convicted in 1975 for murdering a businessman. After nearly 40 years in prison, he served the longest prison term of any incarcerated person in history. His exoneration came after the key witness against Jackson, a 13-year-old boy, recanted last...

In 154 of the DNA exonerations, invalid or improper forensic testing and testimony played a part in the conviction. We have been able to use modern advancements in DNA to take a more critical look at the now out-dated forensic tools used to convict thousands of people...

Ken Lawson is the Co-Director of the Hawai‘i Innocence Project and an Associate Faculty Specialist at the William S. Richardson Law School where he teaches Criminal Procedure; Criminal Law; Professional Responsibility; Evidence; and, the Hawai‘i Innocence Project, a te...

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