The U.S. Is Quietly Exonerating 3 People a Week

By Samuel Lieberman,  Daily Intelligencer February 3, 2016 11:11 a.m. It's not just Making a Murderer's Steven Avery. A report released on Wednesday by a group called the National Registry of Exonerations revealed that 149 people — a record number — had convictions overturned in 2015, five of them from death row. That's three a week, and the average stay in prison had been 14 years. This makes 1,733 innocent people, and counting, freed in [...]

2019-09-05T19:04:42+00:00February 9th, 2016|Innocent, Jail, Wrongful Conviction|Comments Off on The U.S. Is Quietly Exonerating 3 People a Week

Most people in jail today are innocent: Michael Bryant

By: Michael Bryant - Published on Wed Nov 04 2015 | © Toronto Star. Canada’s crisis of untried prisoners is a problem the former Ontario attorney general wishes he addressed while in office According to StatsCan, "On any given day in Canada, there are more adults in custody awaiting trial or sentencing in provincial/territorial facilities than there are adults serving a sentence." On his way to the White House, Barack Obama promised to [...]

2019-09-05T18:35:26+00:00November 12th, 2015|Innocent, Jail, Prison Reform, Trial|Comments Off on Most people in jail today are innocent: Michael Bryant