When Justice Goes Awry

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Posted: January 26, 2013

A sobering case of injustice that made national news last year involved Cornelius Dupree Jr., who on the basis of DNA testing (made possible by the Innocence Project), was finally released after spending 30 years in a Texas prison. (Photo by Associated Press)
A judge I spoke with recently told me that without the use of plea bargaining, where a defendant receives a lesser sentence in exchange for a guilty plea, the courts would be hopelessly backed up…

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