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WCJN Explores WHY?

Why do innocent women get arrested? Is "guilt by association" enough to put a women in prison for life? Do prosecutors have a vision of an "unfit mother?" Explore our new Motives and Causes page!

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DATA BASEOF WRONGFULLY CHARGED
AND CONVICTED WOMEN


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Nevada: Lobato Case-oral hearings to begin in September
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The Nevada Supreme Court has granted oral hearings in the case of Kirstin Lobato. Kirstin was convicted as the sole murderer of a police informant who was found with semen in his rectum. Kirstin’s Website http://justice4kirstin.com/
Freed
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Lisa Marie Roberts has been freed in Oregon by the federal district court. Her plea of guilty to murder was overturned due to ineffectiveness of counsel. 
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WCJN Blog: Gender Matters
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Hudson Best, North Carolina activist and former inmate, argues that male orientated programs are being hoisted upon women-with bad results. (More)

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WCJN Case of the Month
July 2014
Tammy Traxtle
Oregon

96% of American criminal trials end in plea bargains. Those who challenge the system and proclaim innocence often face tragic consequences. In 1996, Tammy Traxtle was offered an 18 month plea bargain as an accessory to murder. She went to court, lost, and was sentenced to 25 years to life. 

Would the jury have issued the same verdict if they had known of the existence of the plea bargain? In a recent article about Tammy's conviction,
Innocent Pleas vs Plea Bargains: What Juries Do Not Hear, Michael Fox argues “No."

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Sign the petition to commute Tammy's Sentence



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JAPAN: Appeal Rejected
Minako Ohkoshi’s post conviction appeal was rejected by the Sapporo District Court. 


Minako was convicted of the murder of a female colleague in 2003.  It is quite clear the police know the identity of the real murderer, and Minako was sacrificed as a scapegoat. Having visited her in jail, attended the trial, and leafletted on the streets (photo left), the recent decision stings very deeply. 


Minako is one of four women worldwide (two in Japan, two in the USA)  who are known to have been vengefully arrested for bringing suit against police departments.  (
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Two Christian Women Being Persecuted in Muslim Countries

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Asia Bibi
Sentenced to Death in Pakistan 
Petition available by clicking on the link above.



Meriam Ibrahim
On Death Row in the Sudan 
Petition available by clicking on the link above.