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Infographic: Not Guilty – The Tragedy of Wrongful Convictions In The US

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Using DNA evidence, forensic scientists have been able to clear the names of almost 300 wrongfully convicted people. 271 convicts have been exonerated by DNA evidence in US history; 17 in which were on death row. 13 years is the average sentence served by DNA exonerees. In nearly 40% of DNA exoneration cases, the true culprit was later identified using DNA evidence.

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