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Globe Editorial

A salve for injustice

August 20, 2006

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IN 1989, an Illinois man who had spent 10 years behind bars on rape and kidnapping charges became the first prisoner to win his freedom using DNA evidence. The case did more than usher in a new era of post-conviction DNA testing for the wrongly accused: It forced states to confront evidence of systemic, costly failures in the criminal justice ... (Full article: 638 words)

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