News Update 07.16.08
With the legislative session ending tomorrow, the North Carolina Coalition for a Moratorium has issued a call for folks to reach out to a Senate Democrat near you and tell them you think it’s important for the General Assembly to vote on and pass the Racial Justice Act. Contact information for the Senate Dems is available here. Call today; tomorrow it will be too late.
DPIC reports on a survey of police officers, prosecutors, defense attorneys, and judges about what they believe to be the frequency of wrongful convictions. An abstract of the study is available here. The combined estimate was that 1-3% of persons convicted in the United States were in fact innocent.