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Friday, August 26, 2011

Mnookin on the West Memphis Three

Jennifer Mnookin has this piece in the L.A. Times, posed at In part:

So what produces wrongful convictions? At least three of the often-seen causes were present here: dubious forensic science evidence, false confessions, and evidence from unreliable jailhouse informants who often have a strong incentive to tell law enforcers what they want to hear.

Hat tip: Claudio Giusti.

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