wrongful convictions in America
"It'll cost money to achieve the quality of justice we claim to provide: to do more careful investigations, to take fewer quick guilty pleas and conduct more trials, and to make sure those trials are well done. But first we have to recognize that what we do now is not good enough."
—Prof. Sam Gross, editor of the National Registry of Exonerations, in a Washington Post op-ed about the "staggering" number of people who are wrongly convicted of crimes in the United States.