The High Costs of Wrongful Convictions

Number 25434
Subject Prisons
Source Better Government Association
State IL
Year 2011
Publication Date June 18, 2011
Summary A seven-month investigation by the Better Government Association and the Center on Wrongful Convictions reveals the wrongful convictions of 85 men and women for violent crimes in Illinois has cost taxpayers more than $214 million, and imprisoned innocent people for more than 900 years. Meanwhile, the real perpetrators committed nearly 100 felonies.
Category Contest Entry
Pages 24
Keywords Better Government Association, Center on Wrongful Convictions
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