Donald’s case was taken up by the Medill Innocence Project, which then dropped it after facing problems of its own.
New reviews and notable screenings in this week’s issue
In 1999, a grand jury heard ample testimony implicating Anthony Porter in a double homicide. A month later, a different grand jury heard a sliver of evidence suggesting that Alstory Simon committed the same crime. So why was Simon indicted?
Debating innocence and guilt in Chicago and Paris, Illinois
With a pardon at stake, two wrongful convictions in a double murder case get the reverse spin.
A former Medill student writes about the death of a prisoner he tried to free.
Anthony McKinney, whose innocence petition led to David Protess’s ouster from Medill, dies in prison.
A response to Michael Miner’s column from the director of the Medill Innocence Project
Did Willie Donald do it? The Medill Innocence Project no longer cares.
The Medill Innocence Project finds someone who says the convicted prisoner is actually guilty.
On Medill, David Protess, Mary Nesbitt, and Eric Ferkenhoff
The Medill Innocence Project publishes findings in the murder case of prisoner Donald Watkins
Why did Alstory Simon confess?
David Protess calls for “independent review”
Northwestern accuses David Protess of serious deceptions