Let’s talk about the criminal justice system
elizabeth tobey
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This sounds interesting.

I was reading through this story the other day http://kxan.com/2016/02/21/state-of-texas-in-depth-body-of-evidence/ It has an interactive section which discusses the workload, testimony and other aspects of the Travis County Medical Examiner’s office. How it lead to people spending a lot of time in jail for crimes they did not commit even though there seemed to be no malicious intent, just being overzealous.

There needs to be an overhaul. When a mistake, or even a new technique or thought process on how evidence is valued, is discovered in one aspect of one case, all other cases containing that aspect should immediately come under review. I know that sounds overwhelming and expensive but so is someone spending 25 years in prison being wrongfully convicted and awarded a jury payout for their suffering.

I looked forward to hearing from the experts.

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