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Thousands of People Might Be in Prison for Crimes That Never Even Happened

Once an event is mislabeled as a crime, forward momentum takes over — especially when there’s already a suspect

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In 2012, Rodricus Crawford was wrongly convicted and sentenced to death in Louisiana for the murder of his one-year-old son, Roderius. Years later, it…




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Jessica S. Henry

Jessica S. Henry

Criminal Justice Reform/Prof/Fmr public defender. Blog@ au:Smoke but No Fire: Convicting the Innocent of Crimes that Never Happened

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