From the early '70s to present day, America has seen a huge increase in the arrest and sentencing of Innocent citizens. As of today, the National Registry of Exonerations lists about 2,557 men and women who’ve been cleared of wrongful convictions in the last 25 years. 47 percent were Black and 40 percent had been incarcerated for at least ten years before their exoneration. Leaders of the Registry, believe the list represents just a sliver of the true number of those falsely accused and still imprisoned.
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