News 12.22.15

A Note on Steven Avery and the Netflix Series “Making a Murderer”

By Innocence Staff

Many of you have raised concern for the case of Steven Avery. As you have seen from the series, Making a Murderer, the criminal justice system is far from perfect. Cases like Avery are very complicated. As you will learn through the series, a member of the Innocence Network is currently looking into some aspects of his case.

While we know from the 336 DNA exonerations that innocent people are wrongly convicted and serve long prison terms for crimes they didn’t commit, we don’t know how many innocent people are in prison seeking to clear their names. Fortunately, the filmmakers behind

Making a Murderer 
are helping to shine a spotlight on some of the problems that plague the criminal justice system, like false confessions and government misconduct.


Learn more about wrongful convictions and what you can do to help fight them here.

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  1. Hiedi Carlile says:

    How could this man be convicted the Justice system is so corrupt I wish there was something that could be done this poor family!#freesteavenavery

  2. Hiedi Carlile says:

    How could Steven Avery been convicted on this my heart goes out to this family!

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