The not-for-profit “Innocence Project” (which I found out about through a This American Life radio programme) is a fascinating enterprise. They fund appeals for people who say they have been wrongfully convicted where DNA evidence could prove their innocence. So far more than 100 people have had successful re-trials and there is a huge backlog of similar cases.
The radio programme highlighted two chilling cases where people have been coerced into confessing by the police including one where a 14 year old was persuaded to confess to the murder of his own sister. It turns out that in the US it is perfectly legal for the police to invent incriminating evidence in an interrogation – so the child came to believe that he must have done it even though he didn’t remember anything…section tax credits 179 2007union acheva creditremortgage add adverse http url creditadverse http mortgage remortgage loan creditcredit agriguard credit union air federalschool accredited home programscards credit airline reward Map