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National Registry of Exonerations Report Highlights Racial Disparity in Wrongful Convictions

September 27, 2022


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Presented by Michigan Law

According to a recent report released by the National Registry of Exonerations, Black people in the United States are seven times more likely than white people to be falsely convicted of serious crimes, more likely to be the targets of police misconduct, and spend longer in prison before being exonerated. Samuel Gross, senior editor and co-founder of the registry, and Thomas and Mabel Long Professor of Law Emeritus at Michigan Law, shares insights from the report.


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