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Resource ID: #15396
Subject: Criminal Justice System
Source: ABA Journal
Date: Mar-99


ABA Journal reports as scientific breakthroughs help overturn more convictions of wrongly imprisoned people, the new crime is how little their lost lives are worth. The few who can prove government misconduct may win lucrative civil-rights lawsuits. Fewer still may persuade legislators to pass special bills compensating them. But the majority either get nothing or scrape and claw for merely a token sum from state compensation systems.

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