Tag Archives: exonerations

Disproportionate Harm

Those wrongly convicted of murder suffer great harm. They may spend years in prison under threat of execution; they may even lose their lives. Far from being perpetrators, they are additional victims of the perpetrators. A report published last year, based … Continue reading

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Willie’s Birthday: Another Year Endured

June 12, 2016, will mark Willie Jerome Manning’s 48th birthday. He has been held in a tiny cell on Mississippi’s death row since he was a young man of 26. It is difficult to imagine anyone more worthy of receiving … Continue reading

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This Matters To Us All

“When injustice happens to one person, it matters to us all.” So says the international human rights group, Amnesty International.* Thus people all over the world are urged to note the predicament of Willie Jerome Manning, whose two cases both … Continue reading

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Not Once, but Twice

Right at the end of 2015, Willie Manning’s name again appeared in a national newspaper: the New York Times reminded its readers about his exoneration earlier in the year. The New York Times was wrong to describe the victims in the … Continue reading

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A Real Exoneration

Well done, Columbus Dispatch, for turning out a well-balanced article by Carl Smith about Willie Manning last month! Smith summarized the information in the legal documents that led to Willie’s exoneration in his 1993 case, and provided links so readers could … Continue reading

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A Troubling Pattern of Wrongful Convictions

In a brief filed with the Mississippi Supreme Court, the Director of the National Registry of Exonerations provides guidance for the judges considering Willie Manning’s 1993 case. As well as focusing on Willie’s case, the guidance highlights this shocking fact: “…death … Continue reading

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