Study: DNA Supports Innocence of Sex Crimes Prisoners
A new study says data from Virginia's post-conviction DNA project support the innocence of nearly three dozen people convicted of sexual assaults. Those convictions took place from 1973 to 1987. The findings by the Urban Institute study indicates more people still need to be cleared by the project. This is part of an effort aimed at identifying people who have wrongfully been convicted in the 15 year period prior to DNA testing being widely available.