FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2009 file photo, Northwestern University professor David Protess. founder of the Medill Innocence Project. is seen in Evanston, Ill. Protess, whose students are credited with ... more 
FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2009 file photo, Northwestern University professor David Protess. founder of the Medill Innocence Project. is seen in Evanston, Ill. Protess, whose students are credited with helping to free more than 10 innocent men from prison _ including death row _ is taking a leave of absence from the school to launch a non-profit. He will leave for the spring quarter to work on the Chicago Innocence Project, a reporting organization that he says will draw students from a variety of Chicago-area universities, not just Northwestern. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By M. Spencer Green, File
Tue, Mar 29, 2011 3:44 PM EDT