Why Are Innocent People In Prison?
Date:  06-20-2018

In 2017 over half of wrongful convictions were due to prosecutorial misconduct
From Oxygen:

Corey Williams walked free from a Louisiana prison this spring after spending two decades behind bars for a murder he said he didn’t commit.

Williams, who is considered mentally disabled, was a teenager when he was convicted of murdering a pizza delivery man. Officials vacated his conviction this year. So what exactly happened?

His case involved egregious examples of prosecutorial misconduct, a leading cause of wrongful convictions. In 2017 alone, official misconduct was the cause of 84 of the nation’s 139 exonerations, according to the University of Michigan’s National Registry of Exonerations. Williams is one of many who saw the wrong side of the justice system because of official misconduct. Continue reading >>>