In August 2018, the National Registry of Exonerations passed a milestone:
The number of “years lost” that exonerated defendants spent in prison for crimes they did not commit exceeded 20,000.
See Registry’s full report of the milestone here
See Washington Post Opinion by Radley Balko here
The Registry is a project of the University of California Irvine Newkirk Center for Science & Society, University of Michigan Law School and Michigan State University College of Law.