Justice for Recco

“He fasts each year on the anniversary of Rogers’ murder, and wants his family to know that ‘he did not take their child from them,’ ” Kansas City Star, November 25, 2021 When Chris was offered 10 years to plead guilty, he turned it down. He couldn’t bring himself to admit to something he did… Continue reading Justice for Recco

When did it become legal to lock up innocent people in Missouri?

“It is difficult to imagine a free society where it is not a manifest injustice to imprison an innocent person.” Sean D. O’Brien There’s lots of talk about the Lincoln v. Cassady ruling, but the legal incarceration of innocent Missouri citizens didn’t start there. The appeals court in that ruling drew heavily on the case… Continue reading When did it become legal to lock up innocent people in Missouri?

Keith Carnes – Innocent Man Awaits Missouri Court Ruling

The innocence case of Keith Carnes has been wending its way through the Missouri courts. A recent evidentiary hearing revealed dramatic details about exculpatory information withheld by prosecutors, and it appears that the likelihood of Mr. Carnes’ freedom is increasing by the day. We are tremendously hopeful that Mr. Carnes will finally see justice after… Continue reading Keith Carnes – Innocent Man Awaits Missouri Court Ruling

Missouri, Meet the Challenge – Overturn Lincoln v. Cassady

By Christopher Dunn Change has finally come. Since 1988, the statues of Missouri haven’t seen a legally significant change, and to be completely honest with you, we’ve been waiting for so long that we’ve practically forgotten what a breath of fresh air feels like. In the 1970’s, our state was facing a sad, pitiful-looking reality.… Continue reading Missouri, Meet the Challenge – Overturn Lincoln v. Cassady