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Prosecutors Are Working to Clear Wrongful Convictions, but Their Record Is Mixed

The Intercept: It was a watershed moment for the Wayne County CIU; Phillips was their first exoneration, but in just over a year of operation, the office, led by a veteran state appellate defender, has already cleared five more wrongful convictions — four murders and a child sex abuse case.

The Wayne County unit is part of a national trend highlighted by the registry. Not only has the number of conviction integrity units steadily increased since the first were formed in 2002 — there are now 45 across the country, with eight new units coming online in 2018 alone — but they also are increasingly working in concert with innocence organizations.

Read more at: https://theintercept.com/2019/04/24/wrongful-convictions-prosecutors-innocence-organizations/

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