South Carolina lawmakers approve DNA testing access


A bill clearing the way for wrongfully convicted prisoners to seek DNA testing in South Carolina gained key approval Wednesday from the South Carolina House. The bill, which has already passed the State Senate and needs another vote in the House, would make South Carolina the 44th state to provide this access to prisoners. Innocence Project Co-Director Barry Scheck testified in March in South Carolina to support the bill.

Read an editorial supporting the bill here

. (The State, Updated 06/25/08)

The six other states without DNA access laws are Alabama, Alaska, Massachusetts, Mississippi, South Dakota and Oklahoma.

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