Jermane’s Journal | Back To Lucasville—Rehabilitation Denied

Jermane's Journal gives the reader a unique insight into a prisoner's life. In Jermane's case, a wrongfully convicted prisoner's life. During the course of the past few years, Jermane has seen—through a continuing effort on his part—his security level go from that of 4-D—Maximum Security, highest grade—to 4-A—Maximum Security, lowest grade. The following—in Jermane's own … Continue reading Jermane’s Journal | Back To Lucasville—Rehabilitation Denied

Feast Or Famine: Will Steven Avery Be Granted An Evidentiary Hearing Over the Coming Weeks?

Since CJRJ's publication of an article—dated August 2nd—addressing the State of Wisconsin's Response to Defendant’s Motion to Supplement Previously Filed Motion for Post-Conviction Relief, filings to the Circuit Court of Manitowoc by both Steven Avery's Attorneys, and the State have been frequent. Following the State's response to Avery's Motion to Supplement Previously Filed Motion for Post Conviction Relief, on … Continue reading Feast Or Famine: Will Steven Avery Be Granted An Evidentiary Hearing Over the Coming Weeks?

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

The Curious Case Of Valentino Dixon and the 440 Motion

The case of The People of the State of New York vs Valentino Dixon comes across as bad Hollywood screenwriting rather than an actual case making its way through our criminal justice system. So many things in this case beggar belief that it's difficult to know where to begin. There are certain points that are … Continue reading The Curious Case Of Valentino Dixon and the 440 Motion

Jermane’s Journal | Coming Back To Life

Due to potential legal representation, the  CJRJ's series of articles, Jermane Scott: Jumping the Gun will be put on hold for the time being. Over the coming weeks and months, Jermane's Journal will invite the reader to put themselves in the shoes of a man wrongfully convicted, and sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole. … Continue reading Jermane’s Journal | Coming Back To Life

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

Clinton Young’s Evidentiary Hearing Delayed Due To Witness’s Surgery

An evidentiary hearing granted to Clinton Young by The 385th District Court in Midland. TX, on April 24th of this year has been delayed. The upcoming hearing, which centres on whether testimony provided by David Page at Young's trial was false, will likely be delayed for a matter of months. News from the Clinton Young … Continue reading Clinton Young’s Evidentiary Hearing Delayed Due To Witness’s Surgery

Kathleen Zellner’s Filing Raises Big Hopes For…Brendan Dassey??

Kathleen Zellner, powerhouse attorney for Steven Avery of Making a Murderer fame, has recently filed a Motion to Supplement a Previously Filed Motion for Post Conviction Relief and there's a chance it could benefit Brendan Dassey as well as his uncle, Steven Avery. In the motion, she continues to address the obstacles faced by his … Continue reading Kathleen Zellner’s Filing Raises Big Hopes For…Brendan Dassey??

Are The ‘Right’ Questions Being Asked In Follow-Up Investigation Into Steven Avery Case?

The case of Steven Avery, convicted for the murder of photographer Teresa Halbach in 2005, has likely more eyes focused upon it now than at any other time in the near thirteen years since it's occurrence. Along with Avery's post-conviction attorney Kathleen Zellner's ongoing investigation in her attempt to prove Avery was not subjected to … Continue reading Are The ‘Right’ Questions Being Asked In Follow-Up Investigation Into Steven Avery Case?

Melissa Calusinski Files Petition For Leave To Appeal With Illinois Supreme Court

Melissa Calusinski's post-conviction attorney Kathleen Zellner filed her clients Petition for Leave to Appeal yesterday, July 16, with a request for Oral Argument should the petition be granted. Calusinski's previous appeal to the 2nd District Court of Appeals was denied via an unpublished—by the court—opinion dated June 11. The granting of petitions by the Supreme Court of … Continue reading Melissa Calusinski Files Petition For Leave To Appeal With Illinois Supreme Court