This reform of 1996 is also known as the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act (AEDPA). President Clinton was the one to “screw” inmates by reducing their ability to challenge the convictions. State courts are given deference and it is hard to overturn a conviction if the one year for filing has long passed–it is the rare “Actual Innocent” case that can be heard. You need to have a confession from the victims, and that is often not enough. People who have read the book “Louisiana v. Vincent Simmons: Frame-up in Avoyelles Parish” also have read how much the Great Writ (Habeas Corpus) has lost its teeth.
Ken Armstrong of the Marshall Project now reports in a two part series: Part 1 and Part 2.
Is it not time to do something about it? Why does not the U.S. American people (i.e. VOTERS) get involved politically for their loved ones in prison, whose cases are barred in the courts although they could prove their innocence with newly discovered evidence?!
This might interest you as well:
IIPPI Forum (Preelection/ 2016 Presidential Campaign)