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Exoneration Registry Tracks 10 Years of Data, but Innocent Defendants Won’t Get Day in Court

April 12, 2022


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5-15 mins
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Presented by Michigan News

Over 3,000 inmates have been exonerated in the US since 1989, but according to Samuel Gross, U-M law professor and senior editor of the National Registry of Exonerations, countless other innocent prisoners are unable to have their cases re-examined. During the faculty Q&A, Gross explains how funding is the biggest challenge due to the limited budget and the leading states in which exoneration occurs. The faculty expert further describes the types of overturned cases, highlighting his overall assessment of the justice system.

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