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What Happens When an Innocent Person Lands in Jail

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The justice system is not 100% flawless. Unfortunately, there are cases where a convicted person is actually innocent of the crime and was wrongly accused. There are a number of reasons a person can be wrongly accused, which include a lack of evidence, tampered evidence and witnesses, setting another person up for the crime, and an unfair jury selection. However, it is less common today to wrongly convict a person of a crime because DNA technology has advanced. Today, you are more likely to hear about a person finally being freed after being wrongly convicted and imprisoned for a crime that occurred years ago.

According to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), over 200 people have been wrongly convicted of a serious offense like murder and rape since 1989...