Weeding out the innocents


In an Op-Ed article in today’s Los Angeles Times, Samuel Gross argues that a systematic review of wrongful convictions is necessary before we can begin to know how many innocent people are imprisoned in the United States.

If 1% of commercial airliners crashed on takeoff, we'd shut down every airline in the country. That would be nearly 300 crashes a day. If as few as 1% of criminal convictions are erroneous, right now there are more than 20,000 innocent defendants behind bars.

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. (Los Angeles Times, 06/11/2007)

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