January 11, 2021 Feature

Reckoning with Wrongful Convictions: Lessons Learned from an Examination of 25 Wrongful Convictions in Brooklyn, New York

Eric Gonzalez

This article is adapted and abridged from a report entitled, “426 Years: An Examination of 25 Wrongful Convictions in Brooklyn, New York.”.

Depriving a human being of their freedom is an enormously consequential action to take, for the individual, their family and loved ones, and for the community. Prosecutors are invested with this almost unfathomable power for the purpose of keeping the community safe—but with that awesome power comes a solemn responsibility: to get it right.

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