Update on Dassey case: As we wait and watch for a ruling, we would like to thank all of you for your continued support and solidarity. In response to those who have asked how best to help Brendan, we urge you to keep writing him letters and notes at the Columbia Correctional Institution in […]
Speaking on the Wrongful Conviction Podcast, Baldwin discusses the impact of interrogation on Misskelley who, like Brendan Dassey was a vulnerable minor with a low IQ. Using the largely discredited Reid Technique, the same method Law Enforcement used against Dassey, the West Memphis cops extracted a “coerced compliant confession” from the youngster, convincing him to implicate Echols and Baldwin in the murder of three young boys, leading to one of the most infamous miscarriages of justice in living memory.
No United States Supreme Court decision has meant more to me during my life as a lawyer than In re Gault. Gault has been a constant companion of mine for almost thirty-five years. Not only did it inspire me in law school to become a juvenile defender, but it still inspires me today, informing my scholarship and casework […]
On Tuesday February 21, 2017 Steven Drizin visited John Carroll University’s Dolan Science Center as one of our guest speaker for this semester. Drizin is a lawyer who does research on wrongful convictions and false confessions. This is a recount of Drizin’s discussion, as well as a background of his involvement with the court case focused on in Making […]
It will be months — if not years — before Brendan Dassey’s fate is determined by the criminal justice system, but the controversial case has already made a national impact. “This is a big case,” said Marsha Levick deputy director and chief counsel of the Juvenile Law Center in Philadelphia. “It has received a tremendous amount of […]