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Resource ID: #14445
Subject: Criminal Justice System
Source: Chicago Life Magazine
Date: November


The article focuses on our criminal justice system, specifically four cases. An African-American, two Hispanic drifters, and a 64-year-old homosexual were convicted of murder and either sentenced to death row or long prison terms. The author concluded that each was innocent. The two Hispanics, after serving 12 years on death row, were released by a judge who blasted the prosecution for rigging the verdicts and framing the defendants. The African-American was released last year after serving 15 years. The elderly defendant is serving 200-300 years and stands a reasonable chance of being released.

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