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Defending the Childhood of Brendan Dassey
Jody Kent Lavy
Children are different from adults and require more protection, especially against the power of the state and the court. If the justice system had protected Brendan's rights in an age-appropriate manner, his case would have been handled very differently.
Why Do Innocent People Plead Guilty?
Judge H. Lee Sarokin
Retired federal judge
Roughly 20 percent of those that have been exonerated confessed to the crimes with which they were charged. Most involved persons who had actually gone to trial, but we have no way of knowing how many entered guilty pleas through bargains and never appealed as a result.
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