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Permalink to Top 6 Causes for Wrongful Convictions (Part 5) — False Confessions

Top 6 Causes for Wrongful Convictions (Part 5) — False Confessions

When it comes to the issue of forcing out a confession, has our criminal justice system evolved much from the days of the Salem Witch Trials, during which about 50 women were coerced into confessing to have performed witchcraft? Or are there still remnants of such methods of forced confessions in existence today? Or what […]

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Permalink to Top 6 Causes for Wrongful Convictions (Part 4) — Police and Prosecutorial Misconduct

Top 6 Causes for Wrongful Convictions (Part 4) — Police and Prosecutorial Misconduct

Welcome to part 4 of this series where we will discuss how people can become wrongfully convicted and sent to prison just because of the misconduct of police and state prosecutors. Sometimes an officer may hold back some evidence found at the scene of the crime.  Sometimes forensic evidence is not sent to the lab for testing. […]

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Pictures of Exonerees Hugging their Mothers

On this past Mother’s Day, the Innocence Project posted photos of exonerees hugging their mothers. It is indeed a heart wrenching scene, especially after all the years of suffering these innocent victims of the criminal justice system have endured. The Innocence Project is a non-for profit organization spearheaded by group of lawyers who are dedicated […]

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