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Record Exonerations in 2015 Show False Convictions 'Tragic, Widespread'


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Record Exonerations in 2015 Show False Convictions 'Tragic, Widespread'

Deirdre Fulton, staff writer

Last year set a new record for exonerations in the United States, according to statistics published Wednesday by the National Registry of Exonerations, a project of the University of Michigan Law School.

At least 149 defendants were cleared in 2015, 10 more than in 2014. They had, on average, spent 14 and a half years in prison, the report (pdf) said. Some served more than three decades.


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The hyper media flash bang war loving EXCEPTIONALISM touted since Reagan is being stripped down to the nitty gritty of an attempt to obscure history, engage one of the most cynical inversions of generations of work for a real democracy.

To those souls exonerated - I know it isn't much, but welcome to the outside once again. Some of you folks might prove to be incredibly valuable teachers and activists. May peace, health and well being be your constant companions.


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90 percent of US persons that are incarcerated never had a trial.