This case began with two lies: the one I refused to tell, and one a crack-cocaine abuser agreed to tell.
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The dirty little secret in the administration of criminal justice is that sometimes -- indeed, way too often -- innocent people plead guilty.
It is almost a certainty that thousands of innocent Americans are behind bars, potentially subject to brutal conditions, violence, and very often rape. But this reality poses a major inconvenience for the dominant forms of modern political ideology.
A young man who has spent 13 years in prison was declared innocent by a federal judge two years ago. And yet, he's still incarcerated.
During the week of August 28, 2008, Darryl Burton was exonerated of his capital murder charge -- after spending 24 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit.
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