London Times: 201 wrongful convictions are tip of the iceberg


An article in today’s London Times examines the causes of the first 201 DNA exonerations and questions how many more innocent people remain in prison today.

Only 10 per cent of crimes leave biological evidence that can be tested for DNA. Maddy deLone, the executive director, told The Times that the organization now has another 250 cases and is processing requests from thousands of others. “We can’t know exactly how many wrongful convictions there are,” she said.

Read the full story here

, with comments from readers around the world. (London Times, 5/23/07)

Read more about the first 200 exonerees in our special web feature: 200 Exonerated, Too Many Wrongfully Convicted

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