INNOCENCE CLINIC

image of hands in prison
Tuesday, January 30, 2018

At her home in the tiny village of Palm Springs, just outside Lake Worth, Anna Mae Kiger started each morning the same way. After rising around 7, she walked down the driveway to pick up her newspaper. Then the 75-year-old Air Force veteran...

2L Kristin Taylor reviews files in the Patterson case
Friday, December 1, 2017

Miami Law’s Innocence Clinic recently began investigating a case with a potentially compelling claim of innocence. Kenneth Patterson was arrested in February 1998 after his co-defendant Tevenin Wagenson identified him as the getaway driver...

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Lawrence Johnson had no idea that earning a living working at his father’s painting business could one day lead to prison. Johnson has been in jail since 2009, serving a life sentence for a murder that occurred in 1996. Johnson has...

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

The United States Supreme Court agreed to hear the case of Bobby Moore to consider the limits of the Eighth Amendment’s prohibition against executing the mental disabled. A Texas appellate court held that Moore could be executed...

Friday, November 18, 2016

Dustin Duty never made it home from his first day of work on May 29, 2013.  Instead, he was wrongfully accused, mistakenly identified, arrested and eventually sentenced to twenty years in prison.

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Don Guerazzi, JD '14, Jade Valdes, JD '16, Craig Trocino, Claudia Meijides, JD ’16

Clothed in a bright orange prison jumpsuit, Jerome Hill hobbled into a Pensacola courtroom on March 30. The heavy shackles at his...

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

It is acknowledged among criminal law practitioners that federal habeas litigation is one of the most difficult areas of practice. Section 28 USC 2254 has spawned some of the most complicated case law and procedure in criminal...

Friday, February 27, 2015

The tireless and tenacious work of Innocence Clinic students is often unsung. Wrongful convictions of innocent people take years to litigate properly. But in the case of Jerome Hill, Innocence Clinic students have found enough evidence and...

Monday, January 30, 2012

The Innocence Clinic, which is dedicated to rectifying wrongful convictions and combating injustice, has two new faces on its team.

Craig Trocino, who since 2010 has worked as an adjunct with the clinic, has a fresh title –...

Monday, January 30, 2012

The Innocence Clinic, which is dedicated to rectifying wrongful convictions and combating injustice, has two new faces on its team.

Craig Trocino, who since 2010 has worked as an adjunct with the clinic, has a fresh title –...