47 Percent of Wrongfully Convicted Exonerees Are African American

February 7, 2014   // 0 Comments

    by Frederick H. Lowe -thenorthstarnews.com The National Registry of Exonerations, which reported that there were 87 recorded exonerations last year, said that black defendants are over-represented among the wrongfully convicted. Of the 1,281 individual exonerations from January 1989 through December 2013, 47 percent or 598 were African American; 40 percent or 513 were white; 1...

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