An editorial in today’s Philadelphia Inquirer calls for criminal justice reforms to address the causes of wrongful conviction.
Since the first person was exonerated by DNA evidence in 1989, such reversals are becoming more frequent. The 200 people cleared by DNA in the United States spent a combined 2,475 years in prison for crimes they didn't commit.
What if one of them were your brother, or son, or father?
There can be no doubt that there are other innocent people behind bars, including some on death row.
Read the full editorial here
. (Philadelphia Inquirer, 4/25/07)