U.S. States Looking to ‘Right’ the Wrongfully Convicted
Originally posted on July 19, 2011:
North Carolina is among a growing number of states taking steps to prevent and address wrongful convictions and grant greater access to biological evidence.
Until recently, that was largely the purview of the privately funded Innocence Project, which has been involved in 154 DNA exonerations in the USA since 1989, according the group’s research director, Emily West.
Lawmakers in Massachusetts are considering legislation that would establish a right to post-conviction DNA testing.