Compensation For Wrongful Convictions?
See how your state compensates the wrongfully convicted. WARNING: fasten your seatbelt. The Innocence Project has some things to say on how wrongful convictions should be handled. About 40 percent receive no compensation for their wrongful imprisonment.
A must see:
Quoted from the National Registry Of Exonerations: More than 2,000 people have been exonerated of serious crimes since 1989 in the United States, according to a report by college researchers who have established the first national registry of exonerations. Researchers say their registry is the largest database of these types of cases and showcases some of the major issues with the criminal justice system, including that the leading causes of wrongful convictions are perjury, faulty witness identification and misconduct by prosecutors. "No matter how tragic they are, even 2,000 exonerations over 23 years is a tiny number in a country with 2.3 million people in prisons and jails," says a report released by the authors. "If that were the extent of the problem we would be encouraged by these numbers. But it’s not. These cases merely point to a much larger number of tragedies that we do not know about."
"There is no crueler tyranny than that which is exercised
under cover of law, and with the colors of justice..." - U.S. v.
Jannotti, 673 F.2d 578, 614 (3d Cir.1982)
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