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December 2016 Archives

Why are people wrongfully convicted?

Wrongful convictions probably happen more than you think. The Innocence Project tracks how many people have been cleared using DNA evidence since 1989, and they note that it's happened to 347 people so far. Twenty of those individuals were facing capital punishment.

Earning time off for good behavior in Connecticut prisons

It's well known that the U.S. has a large prison population. It's been estimated that while we have 5 percent of the world's total population, we have a quarter of the known prison population. Many have not committed violent offenses. However, too often, being in a prison environment over time can cause a person to become violent -- sometimes just to survive.

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