The Daily Northwestern

Murder conviction of Alstory Simon overturned after doubts shed on Protess investigation

Tyler Pager, Breaking News Editor

October 31, 2014

The Cook County state's attorney vacated the double-murder conviction of Alstory Simon on Thursday, raising questions about an investigation assisted by former Medill Prof. David Protess. Protess led the Medill Innocence...

Chicago Innocence Project founder remembers Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter as visionary

Ciara McCarthy, Managing Editor

April 23, 2014

Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, the vice president of the Chicago Innocence Project and the man at the center of one of the most famous wrongful conviction cases in the U.S., died Sunday from prostate cancer.  Carter served on ChIP...

Medill Justice Project director explains name change

Rafi Letzter, Reporter

February 7, 2013

For the first time since the Medill Innocence Project was founded at Northwestern in 1999, the program underwent a name change. Medill Justice Project director Alec Klein said today the December change of the program’s title...