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Sunday, January 28, 2007

FOI Frees an Innocent Prisoner...

From the Associated Press:

Two inmates - a convicted rapist in Georgia and a man who was unjustly convicted of murder in New York but helped find the real killer from his prison cell - were granted their freedom Tuesday after DNA tests proved their innocence.

Innocence Project co-director Peter Neufeld said he had never seen a case like that of Roy Brown, whose 1992 murder conviction was thrown out by a judge.

”Armed only with a notebook, stamps and a copy of the state’s Freedom of Information Law, Roy Brown identified the true perpetrator from a prison cell,” said Nina Morrison, an attorney at the Innocence Project.


Gregory Holman said...

Glad to see this blog being published.... What a great idea! I'll pass it to my co-workers here at the magazine.

Gregory Holman
BJ '00 magazine

National Freedom of Information Coalition said...

Thanks! Spread the word!!!