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  •  Innocent victims may have the more sympathetic (1+ / 0-)
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    case, but those who were not exonerated (Possibly because they were guilty, possibly because they failed to "prove" their innocence before they were released, or possibly because they had bad lawyers) obviously suffer the same problems.

    If you actually committed a crime, and after being released, are unable to support yourself, in part, because of the conviction, how are you likely to try and support yourself?

    •  Actually, in many states prisoners who (1+ / 0-)
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      are released after serving a sentence for an unchallenged conviction are entitled to (albeit inadequate) support services which are not available to exonerees.

      Sometimes truth is spoken from privilege and falsehood is spoken to power. Good intentions aren't enough.

      by ebohlman on Mon May 06, 2013 at 05:06:38 PM PDT

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