REPORT: More Than HALF of Wrongly Accused Prisoners Are Black
A new registry jointly compiled by the University of Michigan and Northwestern University Law Schools conveys that over 2,000 prisoners have been wrongly convicted of serious crimes since 1989.
Tellingly, more than half of them are black.
According to NewsOne, most of these men have been exonerated by the use of DNA testing.
“DNA evidence seemed to be the thread that unbound the prisoners from their premature fates, with many of the arrested charged with homicides and sex crimes. Two-thirds of the exonerations came by way of DNA testing and nearly one-third of the 416 false homicide convictions were exposed due to genetic testing.”
Click here for the full registry.
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