Source: Above the Law
Over the course of the past three decades, more than 2,000 people have been exonerated for wrongful convictions. Have you ever wondered what happens to people who have served lengthy sentences for crimes they didn’t commit when they’re finally released from prison?
Thanks to VICE’s new documentary series, “Innocence Ignored,” you no longer have to. The series profiles just some of the people who have lost years of their lives thanks to the flaws inherent in America’s criminal justice system.
If you’re interested in watching a poignant, heart-wrenching documentary series about the problems present within our justice system, then look no further than “Innocence Ignored.”
The first episode explores the many drawbacks of Alford pleas. Future episodes will explore other obstacles the wrongfully convicted face, including forensic science (or the lack thereof at the time of their trials), compensation, and reintegration.
“Innocence Ignored” is well worth the watch.
Read the story at Above the Law.
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