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Counting Exonerations

Milestone: Exonerated Defendants Spent 20,000 Years in Prison - 10 September 2018
In August 2018, the National Registry of Exonerations passed a milestone: The number of “years lost” that exonerated defendants spent in prison for crimes they did not commit exceeded 20,000. This short report examines years lost by race and crime, and also whether exonerees were compensated for those years. Read more.