“How many innocent people are in prison?”

We don’t even know how many people are convicted, let alone wrongfully convicted, of crimes in the United States. “We don’t even have a denominator,” says University of Virginia law professor Brandon Garrett. “But the wrongful convictions we do know about suggest that there’s a big problem.”

Read more:

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2011/12/innocent-people-us-prisons

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2 Responses to “How many innocent people are in prison?”

  1. Anita L. Martin says:

    Unfortunately, there are too many people that are imprisoned and even put to death (innocent people). We, the people, need to really and truly address these type of problems. The government has a way of putting important subjects on the back burner. All the fighting needs to stop and solutions need to be found and put into action.

  2. boden says:

    While the prison system is a multi-million dollar industry in the US there is no incentive to change to better ways of doing things or being more accountable to all those wrongfully convicted people.

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