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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Innocent people in prison? I'm shocked!

CNN today actually has a lead story worth reading.
It is about wrongful conviction, an understudied issue in criminal justice.

They said he killed his wife, but he was innocent

Watch this video

Michael Morton's amazing journey

Jurors didn't believe Michael Morton when he said he didn't kill his wife. By the time DNA tests proved his innocence, Morton had lost 25 years in prison. FULL STORY

Be sure to read the story linked above about why America imprisons so many; it is about the imbalance in courts where the prosecutor has all the power, the war on drugs, and how this leads to more incarceration.

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