The Wrong Men On Death Row Analysis

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Unjust Convictions, it Could have Been You Have you ever felt like your parents have punished you unjustly, and you were mad because you couldn 't play with the other kids and it wasn 't even your fault? For some people this injustice is much worse, because instead of being grounded, they are spending their lives in prison for crimes that they didn 't even commit, some have even died without ever finding justice. Besides that is extremely difficult to prove someone 's innocence, although programs like The Innocence Project are fighting for these people; even if you accomplish such an ordeal how do you pay this people back, for the years they lost? How do you make it right? The Innocence Project, has tasked itself with proving people’s innocence …show more content…
What if you were found guilty of a crime you did not commit, and then to make matters worse you have to loose your life without reason or necessity. The article details a story how a couple of detectives managed to fool a gardener to admitting to a crime he did not commit, just because they fed of his honesty. They claimed they had stacks of evidence against him, and that they just needed his confession. This meant that the farmer after being cornered in by the two detectives admitted to it without ever caring to ask to see the supposed stack of evidence. Simply because the farmer knew of his own drinking problem could have led him to blackout during this event. This case was later proven to have been another case of a wrongful convictions. Shapiro raises the question whether what if he had been executed, how could the justice system justify to his family for having wrongfully executed their loved one. Shapiro also describe a case where a convict was executed even though someone else had sent repeated letters stating that he had committed such crime and not the person in death row. Yet the no more further investigation was made, and the person was executed. What if the person was innocent? Have we killed people wrongfully? If so, doesn’t that make us just as bad as the criminals on death …show more content…
People are being accused and prosecuted for crimes they did not commit. This means that the United States justice system, which is thought to be one of the best, could be sending innocent people to jail and ruining their lives and in some cases even going as far as taking them away. Now there is law firms dedicated to proving people’s innocence but as we saw with Timothy Cole, this can sometimes come too late. The Innocence Project is also an organization dedicated just to proving people innocent, but with limited resources this organization will most likely not get to everyone in time. A good solution could be to have every DNA sample re tested in cases where DNA testing was not as advanced as it is today, but the catch is that the government has to do this. An independent organization like the Innocence Project cannot possible get to everyone, so this requires a governmental effort for it to work. We also need to work in prevention, we cannot have more abuse from the detectives and prosecutors in charge of the cases. We have to find a way of making sure these suspects are not getting coerced into incriminating themselves without being guilty of anything. Finally we have to insure that every piece of evidence is weighed when making a decision on someone life, and whether we destroy it or not. Wrongful convictions have to stop, but it requires a governmental effort to make sure the prosecutors are not abusing their

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