Wrongful Convictions by the Numbers

125 – how many people were exonerated in 2014; a record high number

80 million – how much money spent on wrongful conviction settlements in the past year alone

52% – how many of New York’s DNA exonerations involved eyewitness misidentification

48% – how many of New York’s DNA exonerations involved a false confession

150 – how many actual perpetrators were caught after 330 DNA exonerations in NY state

almost 20 – the amount of years Lorenzo has spent in and out of prison

16 – the amount of years Jeffrey Deskovic spent in prison

For more statistics and an in-depth look at wrongful convictions, read Lorenzo’s latest article in The Huffington Post “Ending Wrongful Convictions: No Room for Error” here on our site.

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