News 03.12.09

Five to Go

Yesterday, South Dakota Gov. Mike Rounds signed a new law making his state the 45th in the country to explicitly grant access to post-conviction DNA testing to prisoners claiming innocence.

Like many post-conviction DNA access laws around the country, however, South Dakota’s new law includes procedural hurdles that could make it difficult for some prisoners to get DNA testing.

Download the

full text of South Dakota’s new law

here, and find out

the specifics of your state’s law here


The remaining states with no DNA access law are Alaska, Alabama, Massachusetts, Oklahoma and Mississippi.

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