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Garrett’s Study of First 200 Post-Conviction DNA Exonerations Shows Flawed Criminal System

University of Virginia law professor Brandon Garrett’s groundbreaking study examining the cases of the first 200 wrongly convicted people later found innocent through DNA testing reveals fundamental flaws in the criminal system. Courts not only failed to redress trial errors over years and sometimes decades, but they often found innocent appellants to be guilty, and sometimes denied relief even after DNA testing proved innocence, Garrett says.