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873 Total number of exonerations in the U.S.

816 Number who were men

57 ... women

50% Amount who were black

38% ... white

11% ... Latino

2% ... Native American or Asian

87% Amount who were convicted by a jury at trial

10,000 Minimum number of years defendants as a group spent in prison

101 Number of murder exonerees who had been sentenced to death

 

Sources National Registry of Exonerations, a project of University of Michigan law school and the Center on Wrongful Convictions at Northwestern University School of Law

  • Number of exonerations in N.C. 1989-2012; top 10 states for exonerations; more

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