Editorial calls for NY innocence commission


For the second year in a row, New York Assemblyman Michael Gianaris is sponsoring a bill in the state legislature to create a 10-member commission that would examine wrongful convictions and recommend policies to improve the state’s criminal justice system. An editorial in New York Newsday today calls for lawmakers to support the commission, saying “when it makes a horrendous mistake and imprisons an innocent person, the proper response should be something more substantive than ‘Oops!’”

For the innocent who spend years in prison, nothing can restore that lost time. But an innocence commission can at least help make wrongful convictions more rare.

Read the full editorial here

. (New York Newsday, 2/14/08)

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