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False Convictions and DNA Evidence
False Convictions and DNA Evidence

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AIR DATE: July 12, 2011

Ten years after Dwayne Jackson was convicted, the Las Vegas Metro Police Department has admitted that there was an error in its lab that sent Jackson to prison for four years. Only a chance hit on the national database brought the error to light. So was this a random error? And how serious are problems like this? And why would an innocent man plead guilty? We look at the issues that this troubling case raises.
 
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Jude Joffe-Block, reporter, Fronteras: The Changing America Desk
Dayvid Figler, former Clark County Public Defender
Barry Scheck, Co-Founder and Co-Director, The Innocence Project
Katie Monroe, Executive Director, Rocky Mountain Innocence Project
 
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