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BREAKING NEWS! George Perrot's 1992 conviction overturned. Read more about the case and the FBI's junk hair science. > more

   

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Breaking: George Perrot's Conviction Overturned

 
 

George D. Perrot's 24-year-old rape conviction was overturned on Jan. 26, 2016. The Schuster Institute had been investigating his claims of innocence since October 2011. Read more about the Perrot Case.

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Film, discussion: Feb. 1, 2016

Details of George Perrot's case and Judge Robert J. Kane's groundbreaking decision to overturn the conviction on the basis of newly found evidence that shows forensic hair analysis practices used in 1992 are no longer considered valid science. Boston premiere: 1971. Film, book signing & panel discussion: How ordinary citizens risked everything to expose injustices in J. Edgar Hoover's secret FBI. The panel includes two of the burglars and the reporter who found them four decades later.

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