The Need for The National Registry of Exonerations

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Over 2,000 People Have been Wrongly Imprisoned Since 1989

The University of Michigan Law School has partnered with Northwestern University to create the National Registry of Exonerations. The registry catalogues cases where a person was wrongly imprisoned, but is later released once new evidence comes to light. University of Michigan Law School Professor Samuel Gross serves as the editor for the registry. WDET’s J. Carlisle Larsen asked him why the two schools came together to create the database.

You can read the full report on exonerations, here.

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