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Paying for a crime they didn’t do: 4 percent sentenced to death are likely innocent

ANN ARBOR — Slightly more than 4 percent of people given death sentences in the United States are innocent, according to new peer-reviewed research led by a University of Michigan expert.

The finding shows that the number of innocent people sentenced to death is more than twice the number of inmates exonerated and freed by legal action, according to a study published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. (more…)

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