2,000 Exonerations, a Fraction of False Convictions in US: Report

2,000 Exonerations, a Fraction of False Convictions in US: Report

Researchers for the National Registry of Exonerations issued a report Monday revealing over 2,000 people in the US that have been tried and convicted of crimes they did not commit and later were relieved of their charges, or exonerated. More than 100 had been sentenced to death.

The Registry measures cases from 1989, and most likely uncovers only a small fraction of wrongfully accused cases in the US, according to Samuel Gross, one of the database’s creators and author of the report.

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