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Wrongly convicted inmates struggle to rebuild lives, require more government assistance


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  • samhill Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 1, 2012 9:37 p.m.

    "'I'm totally against someone going to prison, spending years and then their case getting out on appeal, and they say,' ''We don't really want to say he's innocent, but no jury would find him guilty,'' Session said"


    Hmmm. I thought that our justice system operated on the presumption of innocence. Therefore, if the system can't "find him guilty", then, ipso facto, the person IS innocent!

    On that basis alone, is seems clear that the compensation typically given to the "innocent" must be given to all those who the system incorrectly found guilty and are, therefore, not guilty.