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Report: Wrongful convictions have stolen at least 20,000 years from innocent defendants | The Washington Post

Radley Balko, The Washington Post Former death row inmate John Thompson speaks at a news conference in New Orleans in 2011, after the Supreme Court overturned a $14 million judgment that accused New Orleans prosecutors of withholding evidence in order to help convict Thompson of murder. Thompson spent 18 years in prison, 14 of which death row, before he was exonerated in 2003. (Patrick Semansky/AP). Featured Image National Registry of Exonerations (NRE) will soon publish the second part of a study it commissioned of its database of all known false convictions in the United States since 1989. The NRE was […]

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