The poker player learns that sometimes both science and common sense are wrong; That the bumble bee can fly; that perhaps, one should never trust an expert; That there are more things in Heaven and Earth Than are dreamt by those with an academic bent. David Mamet When
Wrongful Convictions happen every week in every state in this country. And they happen for all the same reasons. Sloppy police work. Eyewitness identification is the most – is the worst type almost. Because it’s wrong about half the time. Think about that. John Grisham California Finally Releases
I think most defense attorneys honestly believe the principle that says, ‘Better 10 guilty go free than even one possibly innocent person be convicted.’ Alan Dershowitz The Gary Linwood Bush Story – Virginia Gets Another Conviction and Imprisonment Wrong Following his release from a Commonwealth of Virginia prison
My job as a prosecutor is to do justice. And justice is served when a guilty man is convicted And an innocent man is not. Sonia Sotomayor Multiple Causes for Numerous Wrongful Convictions in the U.S. Legal System Americans who somehow maintain an unwavering trust in the U.S.
Go, prick thy face, and over-red Thy fear, thou lily-liver’d boy. Macbeth William Shakespeare American Slaves No Longer Have to Snitch The topic of this blog is not of fundamental significance in the history of American criminal justice and prison reform. Typically, the Court Jester takes on subjects