This article in the NY Times concerns something I've written about: prosecutors
who refuse to accept DNA exonerations. This happens quite a bit in cases of false confessions, because prosecutors (like
others) have trouble accepting that an innocent person would confess.
As this article suggests, more than 90% of criminal cases are resolved by plea
bargaining. It's crucial to realize that plea agreements are a fertile source of false confessions. Let's hope the
forthcoming Supreme Court cases discussed in the article provide more protection against ill-advised pleas.