A record number of people wrongly convicted of crimes were exonerated in 2015, with 42 wrongful convictions in Houston's Harris County drug cases boosting the nationwide tally to 149, says the National Registry of Exonerations' annual report. The Texas Tribune says the most exonerations, 105, were in homicide and drug cases. Texas led in overall exonerations with 54, followed in distant second by New York with 17. Last year's record barely exceeds the 139 exonerations documented in 2014.
The Texas exonerations,which are defined as when someone is cleared of a crime or set free by a government . . .
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