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Chicago's Cook County May Have Wrongfully Convicted Hundreds Of Felons

Posted by on May 17, 2016 at 12:40 AM

In recent years, Chicago's Cook County has become known as a hub of wrongful or ill-gotten convictions. In 2010, former police commander Jon Burge, who'd been accused of torturing hundreds of suspects, was convicted of lying to investigators. Northwestern University's Innocence Project counts approximately 50 death row exonerations in Illinois, which emptied its death row in 2003. The National Registry of Exonerations says there've been 103 convictions overturned since the late '80s.


Now, the New Yorker says there could yet be hundreds of more cases that may deserve further scrutiny. Read more...

- Business Insider

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