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perrot-free-cakeGEORGE D. PERROT EXONERATED Oct. 18, 2017. Judge Robert J. Kane overturned Perrot's rape conviction, then released him on his own recognizance Feb. 10, 2016. Perrot had already served 30 years in prison. The Schuster Institute has been investigating Perrot's claims of innocence since October 2011. Read more about the case.

ANGEL ECHAVARRIA EXONERATED – Watch our video! A wedding, an anniversary & a civil rights lawsuit: On the one-year anniversary of his June 15, 2015, exoneration, Angel Echavarría filed a civil rights lawsuit. After 21 years in prison, Echavarría is enjoying spending time with his new wife and five adult children — and he received state compensation for his long ordeal. Read more here.

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vice-logoWorking Women and the Sexual Harassment We Don't Hear About,” Vice, Oct. 16. In response to the Harvey Weinstein allegations from Hollywood’s elite, Senior Fellow E.J. Graff looks at the many victims of sexual harassment who “work low-level jobs at the margins of society.”

wgbh-logoGraff appeared on WGBH Greater Boston Oct. 31 to discuss the accusation of sexual assault against actor Kevin Spacey and the controversy over his response. "We're seeing victims willing to speak out" and bystanders "soul searching," Graff commented. 

national-archives-logoSenior Fellow Jerry Redfern created a video for a new National Archives  exhibit on the Vietnam War – a visual explainer of the 2 million missions flown by US aircraft dropping weapons on Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos, “an area a little bigger than Texas.” “A huge percentage of those bombs didn't detonate when dropped and remain armed and dangerous in all three countries today,” Redfern said. "Remembering Vietnam" opened on Veterans Day and runs through Jan. 6, 2019.

usatoday-logoAfter battling prison and addiction, mother stops women from returning to system,” USA Today, Aug. 21. Read part 2 of Senior Fellow Lottie Joiner's multimedia series on recidivism,focused on the growing rate of female incarceration and former inmate Susan Burton's quest to keep them out.


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