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Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

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Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

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Willie Donald embraces his mother, Lillie Donald, as he exits the Lake County Jail in Crown Point, Indiana. Donald was exonerated of robbery and murder charges after serving more than 23 years in prison.

Former Medill Innocence Project client exonerated after serving more than 23 years

January 29, 2016

Willie Donald, a former client of the Medill Innocence Project, was released from prison Thursday morning after his 1992 conviction for robbery and murder was overturned. Donald, 47, was sentenced to...

Former Medill Prof. David Protess speaks with students during an Innocence Project meeting at Northwestern in 2009. Protess and NU are defendants in a suit filed Tuesday by a former inmate who was recently freed after spending 15 years in prison.

Freed inmate sues Northwestern, David Protess for $40 million

February 17, 2015

A man is suing Northwestern and other parties for $40 million after he says he was coerced to plead guilty to a double homicide and spent 15 years in prison following revelations by an NU journalism...

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

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...

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

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...

Medill Justice Project director explains name change

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...

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