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Investigative Tactics Play Major Role in Record High Exoneration Rates

There has been a massive increase in the number of exonerations in America as of late, to the point where we have reached a record high. More importantly, there's been a significant increase in non-DNA related exonerations while those involving DNA have flat lined. The year 2014 was the first exorbitant showcase of non-DNA exonerations, having the most of any previous year at 103 cases.

Are CIU's the Answer to Overturning Wrongful Convictions?

Since the first Conviction Integrity Unit (CIU) was established in Dallas in 2007, the country has seen a rise in the establishment of these bodies. CIUs are intended to be an independent reviewer of previous cases that may be wrongful convictions.

Study Finds Sleep Deprivation Linked to False Confessions

Most people know that sleep deprivation can cause lapses in judgement and cognitive impairment. But false imprisonment? A recent study focused on how sleep deprivation can contribute to innocent people admitting to crimes they haven't committed.

2015 Was a Record Year for Exonerations

The subject of wrongful convictions seems to be on most people's radars. With the runaway popularity of documentaries such as Netflix's "Making a Murderer," there has been a surge of interest in exonerations and the justice system. While no judicial system is perfect, there is certainly something to be said for the rate of overturned convictions.

New York City Settles Wrongful Conviction Lawsuit to the Tune of Millions

Robert Logan was recently awarded $3.75 million dollars from the city of New York stemming from a wrongful conviction lawsuit. Logan had been wrongfully imprisoned for 17 years for the 1997 shooting death of Sherwin Gibbons. Logan says he was threatened by police and coerced into signing a false statement. Logan's attorney, Harold Baker, said that his client was "absolutely ecstatic" at the news of the settlement.

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