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