Texas leads the country in exonerations in 2013

In 2013 Texas exonerated more people who were wrongfully convicted of crimes than any other state, according to a report from the National Registry of Exonerations. Thirteen Texans, some of whom have spent a few months to over a decade in prison, were officially exonerated of wrongdoing for crimes—from murder to drug possession. Illinois followed with nine and New York with eight. Launched in 2012 the national registry tracks every known exoneration in the United States since 1989. Texas has 133 exonerations listed. Only New York, with 152, and California, with 136, have more. “There are many false convictions that we don’t know about,” said Samuel Gross, editor of the registry. “The exonerations we know about are only the tip of the iceberg.”


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