miscarriage of justice

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miscarriage of justice

A situation in which the administration of justice has failed or been mismanaged.
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Curiously enough the excitement was due less to the fact that an innocent man was in danger of a wrongful conviction than to the interest taken in their own ideas as to the Mystery of The Yellow Room.
It was the 31st anniversary of his wrongful conviction on Saturday, and he says the Criminal Cases Review Commission should be reformed.
His convictions were all later reversed on appeal, and he later sued the state, claiming malicious prosecution, false arrest, negligence, and wrongful conviction.
A Baltimore-area man who spent nearly 30 years in prison for a murder he did not commit filed suit against police Wednesday, alleging they suppressed evidence and contributed to his wrongful conviction.
Liu Zhonglin, a 50-year-old man from Jilin province of China, was awarded $670,000 as compensation for the 25 years he spent in jail following a wrongful conviction. He was 22 years old at the time of the arrest.
Chou said the retrial uncovered serious mistakes made by the police, prosecutors and judges involved in the case back then that resulted in the wrongful conviction.
(10) In these accounts, harms of wrongful conviction include the loss of liberty, stigma, and long-term psychological harms, all echoed by the innocence movement and increasingly well-documented by scholars.
This program will provide a sound, transparent and collaborative review mechanism for claims of wrongful conviction. I am excited to work with the Boulder Public Defender's Office, the private defense bar, and University of Colorado Boulder's Korey Wise Innocence Project in establishing the protocols and reviewing claims of innocence.
With the criminal conviction wiped out, Bunch became free to seek some recompense for the wrongful conviction and years of liberty she lost.
The recent popularity of the podcast Serial and the Netflix documentary Making a Murderer demonstrate our cultural appetite for wrongful conviction stories.