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May 28, 2024

Central District responds to dearth of post-conviction review requests

U.S. Attorney E. Martin Estrada has issued a call for defense attorneys to help identify cases suitable for post-conviction review by the Conviction Integrity Committee.

E. Martin Estrada, U.S. attorney for Central District of California

The U.S. attorney for the Central District of California called on defense attorneys to submit cases ripe for post-conviction review to its Conviction Integrity Committee following a lack of suitable applications. The committee was established in 2023 to review claims of factual innocence filed by convicted individuals.

U.S. Attorney E. Martin Estrada said in a phone interview Friday that he sent the request in a $95

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