The US Constitution guarantees a fair trial, but the number of
Americans that will argue otherwise is incredible. At least 2,000 people
have been sentenced to prison for crimes in the last 23 years, only to
eventually be exonerated by the court.
As shocking as it may be, until now there has been no official
database of information pertaining to Americans wrongfully convicted of
crimes only to be exonerated down the road. As a result, researchers at
the University of Michigan Law School and the Center on Wrongful
Convictions at Northwestern University School of Law took it upon
themselves to change all that and have just now rolled out a database
that examines exonerations in America and the findings are astounding.
Taking into account as much information as obtainable dating back to
1989, more than 2,000 people have been sentenced to time behind bars for
crimes that the cour
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