Tag Archive: 2015

Jul 09

94% Of Forfeitures In Utah In 2015 Were From People Not Convicted Of A Crime

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The legal system’s immense resources are not only used to prosecute and imprison a large number of people who are innocent of their convicted crimes. Those resources are also used to seize many millions of dollars a year through property “forfeiture” from people across the country who have not been convicted of committing a crime. …

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Jun 08

$369 Million Compensation Awarded In 2014 And 2015 To Wrongly Convicted In U.S.

$369 Million Compensation Awarded In 2014 And 2015 To Wrongly Convicted In U.S. By Hans Sherrer June 8, 2016 More than $369 million was awarded in 2014 and 2015 to people who were wrongly convicted and imprisoned in the United States. In 2014 $236,202,782 was awarded to 38 people who were imprisoned for 452 years. …

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Jan 29

300 U.S. Exonerations In 2015

Three hundred exonerations in the United States in 2015 are documented in the Innocents Database, which is the only database in the world that attempts to compile all known exonerations in the United States, as well as internationally. The database includes 202 international exonerations in 2015. The 2015 U.S. exonerations were greater than the 231 …

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Dec 29

Nevada Grants 17 Unconditional Pardons In 2015

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The Nevada Board of Pardons has issued 17 unconditional pardons in 2015. The nine members of the Nevada Board of Pardons Commissioners are the governor, the attorney general, and the seven members of the supreme court. The pardons board has the authority to issue a conditional pardon that can commute or reduce a sentence, or …

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