Carol Turowski

‘Guilty But Innocent’: Carol Turowski writes about Alford pleas in The Huffington Post

The recent flurry of news stories involving inmates claiming innocence but accepting guilty pleas in exchange for release from prison warrants some discussion. Continue reading »

Prosecutors want Innocence Commission to exclude prisoners who pleaded guilty

Prosecutors across the state have mounted an effort to block defendants who plead guilty from appealing to the N.C. Innocence Inquiry Commission, a state agency that examines claims that a prisoner may have been wrongly convicted. Continue reading »

Professor Carol Turowski invited to present at National Innocence Network Conference on April 7-10

Professor Carol Turowski, co-director of the  law school’s Innocence and Justice Clinic, will speak at the Ohio Innocence Project’s first-ever conference dedicated to cases of wrongful conviction at the international level, called the 2011 National Innocence Network Conference. Continue reading »

U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Compensation for Former Death Row Inmate

In a 5-4 ruling, the United States Supreme Court on March 29 overturned a jury verdict and lower-court rulings awarding $14 million to a former Louisiana death row inmate who had sued then-New Orleans DA Harry Connick Sr. after prosecutors neglected to turn over evidence that would have been helpful to his defense.  Continue reading »

Woman’s wrongful conviction shattered her view of the justice system

Beverly Anne Monroe said that before she was wrongly convicted of killing her boyfriend in 1992, she believed in the criminal justice system. Continue reading »

Innocence and Justice Clinic presents ‘Death, Lies and False Confessions: The Wrongful Conviction of Beverly Monroe’ on Thursday, March 24

Exoneree Beverly Monroe will speak at noon Thursday, March 24, in Room 1302 of the Worrell Professional Center to discuss the 11 years she spent wrongfully incarcerated and fighting to clear her name.  Continue reading »

State law allows agencies to collect DNA from those arrested

A state law that took effect Tuesday allows law-enforcement agencies to collect DNA samples from people arrested on certain serious felony and misdemeanor charges. Continue reading »

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Professor Carol Turowski to participate in ‘Government Criminal Justice and Public Safety Day’ on Dec. 8

Wake Forest University School of Law Professor Carol Turowski has been invited by Winston-Salem Mayor Allen Joines to participate in the “Leadership Winston-Salem 2010 Government Criminal Justice and Public Safety Day” on Dec. 8. Continue reading »

Law Students Examine Innocence Claims of Convicted Killer

Law students at Wake Forest University are looking into innocence claims from a local man convicted twice of killing his girlfriend’s husband nearly 13 years ago. Read the full story »

Poole case to be studied

Law-school students working with Wake Forest University’s Innocence and Justice Clinic are investigating the innocence claim of a former Winston-Salem man who has been convicted twice of killing his lover’s husband in South Carolina. Read the full story »