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False Convictions and DNA Evidence

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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.

 

GUESTS

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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