6 Prison Stories Reveal How Flawed Our Justice System Really is

6 Prison Stories Reveal How Flawed Our Justice System Really is

 

After 14 years on Florida’s death row, Frank Lee Smith died of cancer in January 2000, before he was exonerated of rape and murder. The DNA results not only cleared Smith of the crime, but also identified the true perpetrator, Eddie Lee Mosley.

According to the Innocence Project, 311 people in U.S. history, 18 of whom were sentenced to the death penalty, have been freed after DNA evidence proved them innocent. The average DNA exoneree has served 13.6 years behind bars.

In 2013, nine men were exonerated. Flawed eyewitness testimony is a factor in 76% of wrongful convictions. False confessions play a role in a quarter of them. …

http://mic.com/articles/76987/6-prison-stories-reveal-how-flawed-our-justice-system-really-is

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