wrongful conviction http://michiganradio.org en Detroit bankruptcy could scuttle wrongly-imprisoned man's lawsuit http://michiganradio.org/post/detroit-bankruptcy-could-scuttle-wrongly-imprisoned-mans-lawsuit <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>The human costs of Detroit’s bankruptcy are revealing themselves as the case proceeds in court.</p><p><a href="http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130730/METRO01/307300023/Detroit-bankruptcy-snags-wrongly-convicted-man">For Dwayne Provience,</a> it means yet more uncertainty over an already years-long wrongful imprisonment lawsuit.</p><p>When a city files for Chapter 9 municipal bankruptcy, all its lawsuits get put on hold. That’s a good thing for the city, as it struggles to conserve cash and get its financial house in order.</p> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 23:20:13 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 13764 at http://michiganradio.org Detroit bankruptcy could scuttle wrongly-imprisoned man's lawsuit New online database tracks US exonerations since 1989 http://michiganradio.org/post/new-online-database-tracks-us-exonerations-1989 <p>The University of Michigan Law School and the Center for Wrongful Convictions at Northwestern University School of Law recently launched an <a href="http://www.law.umich.edu/special/exoneration/Pages/about.aspx">online database containing an updated list of exonerations</a> in the United States since 1989. The goal of the project is to prevent wrongful convictions or improve the process of identifying and correcting them should they occur.</p><p>So far, the National Registry of Exoneration lists more than 890 wrongfully convicted individuals.</p> Mon, 21 May 2012 17:26:36 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 7550 at http://michiganradio.org New online database tracks US exonerations since 1989 Macomb Co. to pay settlement to man wrongfully convicted of rape http://michiganradio.org/post/macomb-co-pay-settlement-man-wrongfully-convicted-rape <p>Macomb County will pay a $150,000 settlement to a man who was wrongfully convicted of beating and raping his former girlfriend.</p><p>A lawsuit filed by Jeffrey Moldowan was set to go to trial today. Moldowan spent a dozen years in prison for the crime before a jury acquitted him in a second trial.</p> Wed, 02 Nov 2011 16:06:08 +0000 Sarah Hulett 4812 at http://michiganradio.org Macomb Co. to pay settlement to man wrongfully convicted of rape