Justice coming to Texas?

Justice coming to Texas?

Since 1994, Texas has exonerated thirty-nine innocent people who served over 500 years in prison for crimes they did not commit.

Although several of the exoneration cases involve instances of intentional misconduct, inadvertent error is by far more common. It would only compound these injustices, however, to assume that these mistakes were inevitable. Texas cannot ignore its broken criminal justice system. This report addresses the common causes that lead to wrongful convictions, as echoed in each of these cases, and presents practical reforms to prevent such errors. It is critical for Texas to take action. When Texas gets it wrong and convicts an innocent person, the true perpetrator remains free to commit more crimes.

Compelling reading, and one imagines that Texas isn’t the only state with innocent men behind bars.

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