Archive for March 10th, 2016

The Cost of Injustice

posted by Judge_Burke @ 17:06 PM
March 10, 2016

The cost of injustice. Flawed convictions cost California taxpayers more than $282 million from 1989 to 2012, and cost nearly 700 people hundreds of years in prison for crimes they either did not commit or that could not be proven beyond a reasonable doubt. Failed homicide prosecutions, by far, accounted for most of the money. Read The Huffington Post’s detailed piece on this issue.

And for a related piece, read the report  from the Berkeley School of Law that uses a new methodology to track wrongful convictions.