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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Painful Truths
 
DNA exonerations of the wrongly convicted recently reached the 250 mark, and it's important to keep sight of the depressing truth this suggests: our prisons house many innocent people. (False confessions are a major cause of wrongful convictions, but hardly the only one.) This fact has major ramifications -- for the death penalty, for post-conviction DNA testing, for resources to assist defendants, and much more. But little will be done until politicians and law enforcement acknowledge the scope of the problem.
 
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