Former medill innocence project private investigator's $25 million countersuit against alstory simon dismissed %28michael+tercha%2fchicago+tribune% 2ftns%29+alstory+simon (michael tercha/chicago tribune/tns) alstory simon talks to reporters as he is released from the jacksonville. At medill, where he has been honored for his teaching, klein was named director of the medill justice project, then called the medill innocence project, in the spring of 2011, revamping its operations across the board, instituting new policies and procedures and overhauling its website, introducing long-form investigative. Anne-marie reynolds, readers' favorite: “justice perverted: how the innocence project at northwestern university's medill school of journalism sent an innocent man to prison by william b crawford is a true story anthony porter was convicted of a brutal double murder in 1983 the victims were marilyn green and jerry. The first time i wrote about alstory simon, then a milwaukee north sider, was in 1999, right after he confessed to a double murder in chicago simon's shocking admission — not to police but to an investigator working for northwestern university's medill innocence project — led to the release and pardon of. What exactly does the medill innocence project do and how do we do it check out our new video for the second consecutive year, the columbia scholastic press association named the medill justice project a finalist for its crown awards, which honor top student publications 2018 - awards for student work crown.
Northwestern university's medill innocence project was accused of using tactics that contradicted its very mission. Historically, journalists and other members of the media have played an important role in uncovering and airing miscarriages of justice through published investigations, documentaries and other media forms since 1999, the medill justice project has investigated potentially wrongful murder convictions in. Anthony porter's exoneration and alstory simon's conviction brought international attention to protess' work with the medill innocence project and took place against a backdrop of controversy around capital punishment in illinois in 2003, then-gov george ryan instituted a moratorium on executions the.
Mr protess, who taught at the medill journalism school at northwestern university, was the founder and driving force behind the medill innocence project , which was instrumental in exonerating at least 12 wrongly convicted defendants and freeing them from prison, including five who were on death row in. The professor and the prosecutor: anita alvarez's office turns up the heat on david protess's medill innocence project the cook county state's attorney's office provides at least two reporters a memo containing scurrilous and unsubstantiated claims about the conduct of the northwestern university.
The medill innocence project, now rebranded as the medill justice project, is comprised of journalism students dedicated to helping wrongfully convicted criminals gain justice by looking into their cases and doing thorough research the prosecutors were determined to investigate the methods of the medill. In addition, the media and policymakers have become increasingly alarmed by the number of individuals on united states death rows who have been proven innocent the center on wrongful convictions at the northwestern university school of law and the medill innocence project at northwestern's journalism school. More than four years after it was engulfed in controversy, the medill innocence project remains in the headlines—and not always for the right reasons northwestern university, the project's home, was hit last month with a well- publicized lawsuit by a man who says he was wrongfully jailed for 15 years as the.
Donald's case was taken up by the medill innocence project, which then dropped it after facing problems of its own. Northwestern university journalism professor david protess has made life hard for illinois prosecutors for decades, as he has routinely and often successfully challenged the evidence for their convictions of murder defendants protess' medill innocence project has been credited with helping to exonerate.