Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Lexington Herald Leader - Reform Urgent to Protect Innocent

Miscarriage of Justice

We hope that by the time you read this, Kerry R. Porter will be a free man, after serving 14 years in prison for a murder he did not commit.


Porter's story is the nightmare of a society that values liberty and justice. There are steps lawmakers and courts must take to avert more such nightmares.

The editorial explains reforms needed to eyewitness identification, eligibility for DNA testing, disclosure of new evidence and compensation to those wrongfully convicted.  Kerry Porter is represented by the DPA's Kentucky Innocence Project.