The Innocence Project has documented over 375 DNA exonerations in the United States; 21 of these cases served on death row, and with an average time served of 14 years before exoneration.

Approximately 25% of the wrongfully convicted confessed, and 11% pleaded guilty to a crime (later proven) they did not commit.

This can be hard to grasp for those of us encountering these numbers for the first time, But as hard as it is to believe, innocent people confess to crimes they did not commit even when their lives are on the line. …

Shelly Shmurack

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