2013 was a record-breaking year for exonerations in the United States

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on February 6, 2014

“The National Registry of Exonerations is a joint project of the University of Michigan Law School and the Center on Wrongful Convictions at Northwestern University School of Law. We provide detailed information about every known exoneration in the United States since 1989—cases in which a person was wrongly convicted of a crime and later cleared of all the charges based on new evidence of innocence…2013 was a record-breaking year for exonerations in the United States. The National Registry of Exonerations has recorded 87 exonerations that occurred in 2013. The next highest total was in 2009, with 83 known exonerations, and the difference is bound to grow as we learn about additional exonerations that occurred in 2013. The ten states with the most exonerations in 2013 were, in order: Texas, Illinois, New York, Washington, California, Michigan, Missouri, Connecticut, Georgia, and Virginia…”

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