Retooling America’s Prosecutors

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Courtroom in the old historic courthouse, Sarasota, Fla. Photo by Clyde Robinson via Flickr

Prosecutors, who are among the most powerful actors in the criminal justice system, have been targets of public criticism in recent years.

The main reason is an accumulation of wrongful convictions. A National Registry of Exonerations has identified   1,884 such cases, although some date from the 1980s. Even if the vast majority of cases filed by prosecutors are on target, it just takes a few major . . .

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