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 [...]