In the Media

Thousands of people are wrongfully convicted

December 8, 2017

A man serving a life sentence in prison insists he was wrongly convicted for a crime he didn't commit. But he doesn't have DNA evidence to prove his innonence.

That story of wrongful conviction is all too common, says Simon Cole, professor of criminology, law and society and director of the National Registry of Exonerations. Cole estimates that thousands or even tens of thousands of people have been wrongly convicted, he told The Atlantic.