Some of the DNA testing that led to Byron Halsey’s exoneration on Monday was done pro-bono by Orchid Cellmark, a private forensic laboratory that often works with the Innocence Project. An article in today’s Trenton (NJ) Times explores the lab’s commitment to justice and the importance of DNA testing in today’s justice system.
“It has been characterized … as the most significant invention, or discovery, since fingerprints,” said Mark Stolorow, executive director of forensic science for Orchid Cellmark. “It is very gratifying for anyone who does a job that not only benefits the liberty of an individual, but also benefits the public by improving the public welfare and by convicting the true perpetrator of the crime.”
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. (Trenton Times, 07/11/07)
Orchid Cellmark’s DNA services aid exoneration