News 08.09.16

Quiz: How Much do You Know about DNA Exonerations in the United States?

By Alicia Maule

In 1992, Barry Scheck and Peter Neufeld founded the Innocence Project at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law to use DNA to help free people who have been wrongly convicted by the U.S. criminal justice system. Nearly 25 years later, the movement to exonerate innocent people using DNA testing has grown substantially. The Innocence Project has compiled data around these cases and the causes that lead to wrongful conviction in the first place.

Take this quiz to learn the most important facts about DNA exonerations across the United States. Any surprises? Let us know below in the comments.


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  1. Ashanti Roy says:

    Recently, I’ve run into someone who was wrongfully convicted and had to spend 37 years in prison for someone else’s crime. Due to recent DNA testing he has now been proven not guilty and is a free man.

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