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February 2016 Archives

Death row inmates among the 149 prisoners exonerated in 2015

Kentucky residents may have read media stories about innocent individuals being set free after sending decades in prison. A report issued on Feb. 3 by the National Registry of Exonerations, which is a University of Michigan Law School project, revealed that a record number of prisoners were exonerated in 2015, and researchers said that much of the credit should go to prosecutors around the country who have reviewed previous convictions for indications that the defendants may have been innocent.

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