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In wrongful conviction cases, prosecutors don't give in easily on guilt, compensation

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Source: Plain Dealer


February 04, 2013


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    darsavmo

    about 1 year ago

    11344 Comments

    Having a conviction overturned damages the credibility of both police and prosecutors in addition to the fact that an innocent person was removed from his/her family and imprisoned. While both Police and Prosecutors want to be able to clear cases quickly and have high clearance rates, one needs to ensure the right person is convicted and innocent persons are not. And, when mistakes are made both Police and Prosecutors need to accept the fact that mistakes were made, go find the rightful offender if possible, and the state needs to compensate the wrongfully convicted person as appropriateā€¦

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    LanaNJ

    about 1 year ago

    6180 Comments

    Hmmm, this is a tough one. I think our tax money would be better spent on apprehending and retaining prisoners that are guilty beyond the shadow of a doubt. We've spent money detaining people for years and then Future DNA results have proven them not guilty. Now that's a double whammy b/c certain states have to financially reimburse these people who've had their lives ruined.

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    mz66

    about 1 year ago

    3718 Comments

    This article makes it seem like Ohio, or at least the Akron area, is awash in these wrongful convictions/imprisonments. Is it true? (Genuinely curious.)

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