Exonoree Jacques Rivera Adjusts to Freedom


In December of 2011 Jacques Rivera was released from prison after spending 21 years behind bars for a murder he did not commit.   Two years later, Jacques is talking to WBEZ’s Alison Flowers about his life after freedom. There are small luxuries in Jacques’s new life, such as the French Vanilla coffee he drinks out of a red Disney… Read More

Attorney General Argues for Writ of Innocence


The Virginia Attorney General has asked the Court of Appeals to exonerate a man wrongfully convicted of sexual assault, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Johnathan Montgomery spent four years in prison based solely on the testimony of his accuser, Elizabeth Paige Coast, a former neighbor who claimed Montgomery assaulted her when she was 10 and he… Read More

Victims of Milwaukee Cops’ Rectal “Searches” Sue City


Topping years of scandal over illegal and often painful rectal “searches” by Milwaukee police officers who eventually were charged with criminal conduct, this morning victims of the misconduct filed suit in federal court against the City, and eight current and former officers. At noon today, two of the four plaintiffs in the new suit –… Read More

Juan Johnson Wins Lawsuit!

After being wrongfully convicted of murder, Juan Johnson sued the City of Chicago and police officer Reynaldo Guevara. After a trial, a federal jury awarded Juan Johnson $21 million. Juan Johnson claimed that detective Guevara framed Johnson for a brutal murder he did not commit, for which Johnson served 11½ years in prison.