Pot, Meet Kettle

The latest twists in the 'Making a Murderer' saga come not only from Avery attorney Kathleen Zellner, but also from retired sheriff 's department officer Andrew Colborn. Two announcements on the same day from different camps have been keeping followers of the series busy. While Kathleen Zellner announced that she had filed a motion for … Continue reading Pot, Meet Kettle

OPINION: Tribalism in Social Media

This OP/ED was prepared by CJRJ Contributor Paula Grabow in her personal capacity. The opinions expressed in this article are the author's own and do not necessarily reflect the view of the Criminal Justice Reform Journal. The true crime genre is the latest reality obsession. The genesis of this craze owes its start to a … Continue reading OPINION: Tribalism in Social Media

When Dassey Became Brendan & DVDs Became CDs | State Files Response To Steven Avery’s Motion To Supplement The Record. Kathleen Zellner To Reply August 3rd

The State of Wisconsin filed its Response to Defendant's Motion to Supplement Previously Filed Motion for Post-Conviction Relief this past Thursday, July 27th. The response, signed by Assistant Attorney General Thomas J. Fallon, was filed alongside 8 exhibits, including the sworn affidavit of former Detective Michael Velie. Velie, of the Grand Chute Police Department, was tasked … Continue reading When Dassey Became Brendan & DVDs Became CDs | State Files Response To Steven Avery’s Motion To Supplement The Record. Kathleen Zellner To Reply August 3rd

Reading Between The Lines: Steven Avery Files Motion To Supplement The Record

Steven Avery filed his Motion to Supplement Previously Filed Motion for Post-Conviction Relief this past Friday, July 6th. The 32-page motion, backed by some 30 exhibits consisting of over 500 pages of sworn affidavits, interviews, videos and reports, is Kathleen Zellner's—Avery's Lead Counsel— latest filing in an attempt to have her client's conviction overturned. Avery's … Continue reading Reading Between The Lines: Steven Avery Files Motion To Supplement The Record

Brendan Dassey and the SCOTUS Sucker Punch

I have written more drafts of this article than I care to count. This has me struggling more than any other case at the moment. At the heart of it is the crushing shock and disappointment, I suppose. I told myself I was prepared for the Supreme Court to refuse to hear his case, but … Continue reading Brendan Dassey and the SCOTUS Sucker Punch

“New Investigation” Taking Place In Steven Avery’s Case As State’s Lack Of Disclosure Called Into Question Once More

Since the ruling by the Supreme Court of The United States last month to deny Brendan Dassey a hearing, the case of Steven Avery has taken on an even greater significance. While Dassey and his attorneys will undoubtedly regroup for a further sortie to overturn his conviction, it is perhaps Avery that holds a more … Continue reading “New Investigation” Taking Place In Steven Avery’s Case As State’s Lack Of Disclosure Called Into Question Once More

Make Your Voices Heard

We see a lot of folks wanting to advocate for criminal justice reform, or just for a particular person they feel has been wronged by the criminal justice system. Most people are the “dive right in” type, and don't realize that they may actually be doing more harm than good. Advocating for someone or something … Continue reading Make Your Voices Heard