Forensics: The chilling connection between prosecutorial misconduct, wrongful convictions and the death penalty.

Just 2 percent of counties in America are responsible for more than half the nation’s executions, and those same counties have been responsible for a disproportionate share of high-profile prosecutorial misconduct and exonerations following wrongful convictions.

In a report released last month, the Death Penalty Information Center found that 2 percent of counties, as well as being responsible for a majority of executions, can also claim credit for 56 percent of the current death row population. What’s more, just 15 percent of U.S. counties account for all of the executions since 1976, according to the DPIC.

Read full article. via The Agitator and Radley Balko

About csidds

Dr. Michael Bowers is a long time forensic consultant in the US and international court systems.
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