Faculty Scholarship

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2003

Abstract

Some were sentenced to death. Without warning or just cause, all were one day swept off the streets, forcibly separated from their families and friends, and ultimately bound over into a maddening nightmare.

Post-conviction DNA tests performed on critical pieces of biological evidence proved they were innocent simply, elegantly, and definitively. But resurrecting their lives, and those of their loved ones, all shattered by unthinkable injustice, is a complex and messy process. Yet it must be undertaken at once, as a matter of common decency, as a signal we can face the truth, as a measure to redeem our aspiration that America should be, can be, fair and just.


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