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Sioux Falls Free Thinkers endorse After Innocence for showing that
the American Justice System is seriously flawed. The Adversarial
Justice System does not bring out the truth, it only insures if
you can't afford a good lawyer you are going to be guilty.

After Innocence
Freedom is just the Beginning

After Innocence (2007) - 95 minutes
After Innocence at Amazon.com

After Innocence tells the dramatic and compelling story of the exonerated - innocent men wrongfully imprisoned for decades and then released after DNA evidence proved their innocence.

Focusing on the gripping stories of seven men, including a police officer, an army sergeant and a young father that were sent to prison for decades - in some cases death row - for crimes they did not commit, After Innocence explores the emotional journeys these men face when thrust back into society with little or no support from the system that put them behind bars.

While the public views exonerations as success stories - wrongs that have been righted - After Innocence shows that the human toll of wrongful imprisonment can last far longer than the sentences served, raising basic questions about human rights and society's moral obligation to the exonerated by placing a spotlight on the flaws in our criminal justice system that lead to wrongful conviction of the innocent.

2-8-16 Sleep deprivation linked to false confession in milestone study
Sleep deprivation linked to false confession in milestone study
The first study to show lack of sleep can lead to false confessions could be used in court to prevent miscarriages of justice, predict legal experts. Although hard to fathom, false confessions happen surprisingly often; they are thought to play a role in up to a quarter of wrongful convictions in the US, according to the campaign group the Innocence Project. In many cases, as in Thibodeaux’s, the suspect was profoundly sleep deprived during their police interviews. Now a study has shed more light on how easily severe exhaustion can lead to this type of false confession. Legal experts are predicting it will be cited in future court cases. “It’s a milestone,” says Lawrence Sherman, head of the Institute of Criminology at the University of Cambridge.


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After Innocence
Freedom is just the Beginning

Sioux Falls Free Thinkers endorse After Innocence for showing that
the American Justice System is seriously flawed. The Adversarial
Justice System does not bring out the truth, it only insures if
you can't afford a good lawyer you are going to be guilty.