News 06.05.07

Vermont Gov. signs reform bill into law

Vermont Gov. Jim Douglas signed a bill last week granting access to DNA testing for people who claim innocence after being convicted of certain crimes in the state.

The bill also grants compensation to people exonerated after being convicted of a crime they didn’t commit, and it creates committees to study new state policies on evidence preservation, eyewitness identification reform and recording of custodial interrogation.


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to read the full text of the bill as passed by Vermont’s House and Senate.

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