Mother Jones Maps U.S. Crime Exonerations

A new map from Mother Jones (pictured above) depicts 825 known crime exonerations in the United States since 1989. Clicking a state on the map allows you to find out specific information including the number of exonerations during this time period in the respective state as well as whether or not the exonerations were based on DNA evidence. For example, in Connecticut, the map indicates there have been 7 verified exonerations since 1989, 4 of which came via DNA evidence and 3 of them via non-DNA evidence. In addition, the map label indicates that Connecticut has a Compensation Law. The map also indicates the states where posthumous exonerations have occurred. Visit the Mother Jones article for more.

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