50,000 INNOCENT PEOPLE LOCKED UP IN U.S. PRISONS (We didn’t know?)  (Bad luck?)

 
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11 February 2019 09:53
 

https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-perspec-innocent-prisoners-innocence-project-death-row-dna-testing-prosecutors-0315-story.html

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“It is too easy to convict an innocent person.

The rate of wrongful convictions in the United States is estimated to be somewhere between 2 percent and 10 percent. That may sound low, but when applied to an estimated prison population of 2.3 million, the numbers become staggering. Can there really be 46,000 to 230,000 innocent people locked away? Those of us who are involved in exoneration work firmly believe so.”  (end quote)

You are wrongfully accused, but grin and bear it.  This is the U.S.  The Shining City on a Hill!  You sit through a boring trial, trusting the justice system.  One morning you wake up in a cell in Folsom Prison with a mentally unbalanced person as a cell mate.  You have 18 years to go here.  You get a job in the laundry room.

https://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/the-state-worker/article220205935.html

 
 
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13 February 2019 12:33
 
unsmoked - 11 February 2019 09:53 AM

https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-perspec-innocent-prisoners-innocence-project-death-row-dna-testing-prosecutors-0315-story.html

quote from this article:
 
“It is too easy to convict an innocent person.

The rate of wrongful convictions in the United States is estimated to be somewhere between 2 percent and 10 percent. That may sound low, but when applied to an estimated prison population of 2.3 million, the numbers become staggering. Can there really be 46,000 to 230,000 innocent people locked away? Those of us who are involved in exoneration work firmly believe so.”  (end quote)

You are wrongfully accused, but grin and bear it.  This is the U.S.  The Shining City on a Hill!  You sit through a boring trial, trusting the justice system.  One morning you wake up in a cell in Folsom Prison with a mentally unbalanced person as a cell mate.  You have 18 years to go here.  You get a job in the laundry room.

https://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/the-state-worker/article220205935.html

When the evening news tells us about a U.S. tourist or journalist who is arrested and imprisoned in Iran, North Korea, or other country - and the steps taken by their family and embassy and other officials to gain their release . . . does the average citizen then think about the thousands of innocents wrongfully locked up in U.S. prisons, thrown in with violent miscreants, cutthroat gangs, mentally disturbed people who should be in psychiatric care instead of prison . . . wrongfully convicted people with ten years ahead of them before the possibility of parole?  No one on the outside who cares?  Mistaken identity?  Shit happens?

“The rate of wrongful convictions in the United States is estimated to be somewhere between 2 percent and 10 percent. That may sound low, but when applied to an estimated prison population of 2.3 million, the numbers become staggering. Can there really be 46,000 to 230,000 innocent people locked away?”

 
 
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14 February 2019 16:42
 

In your opinion, why does the U.S. have the highest prison population in the world?  http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/shared/spl/hi/uk/06/prisons/html/nn2page1.stm

See prison populations in this list of countries, with number of prisoners per 100,000 population.

 
 
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14 February 2019 22:16
 

their own fault for not being born into more privileged families.