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Justice Derailed: America’s Legacy of Sentencing the Innocent

The Central Park Five, freed after their conviction for a crime they didn’t commit, represent just one example of the ugly side of American justice. It’s a reminder of how important it is to prevent innocent people from being trapped by the justice system, writes a documentary filmmaker who investigates wrongful convictions.

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The New Pioneers of Conviction Integrity

Conviction Integrity Unit prosecutors would probably say they are just “trying to do justice.”  In fact, they are pioneers in mobilizing a modernized understanding of how things go wrong in criminal justice, writes TCR’s Legal Affairs columnist. 

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Is U.S. Legal System ‘Stacked Against Poor’?

Why do courts prosecute people for crimes that never happened? The answer, former New York City public defender Jessica Henry says in a conversation with TCR about her new book on U.S. legal practices, lies in the system’s reluctance to correct errors.