Three men now walk free after being exonerated for a crime they spent 36 years in prison for. Alfred Chestnut, Ransom Watkins and Andrew Stewart, now in their 50s, were just 16 when they were wrongfully convicted of fatally shooting Baltimore middle schooler DeWitt Duckett over his Georgetown University jacket….
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There has been prior research pointing to racial bias and official misconduct contributing to higher wrongful conviction rates for Blacks than for whites. But the National Registry of Exonerations (NRE) not only documents such instances; it also supplies a consistent source of data to explore what is driving that disparity….