Race and Wrongful Convictions

Location: Lake Mizell A
Date: Sat, May 2
Time: 1:45 PM - 3:00 PM

People of color make up the vast majority of those exonerated. Blacks, in particular, are notably overrepresented among both DNA and non-DNA wrongful convictions. Similarly, from youth to adults, people of color are disproportionately represented across the larger criminal justice system. This panel will discuss the disproportionate statistics and related wrongful convictions research, the consequences of racial biases in the criminal justice system and their relationship to innocence-related efforts, examples of exoneration cases where race played a significant role, reflections on the significance of race from the standpoint of the incarcerated and our exonerees, and strategies for how to talk about race in wrongful convictions.

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