Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Kirk Bloodsworth and The Justice Project
Kirk Bloodsworth is the first person sentenced to death row to be exonerated by DNA evidence.
Kirk’s struggle serves as a powerful illustration of the systemic failures within the criminal justice system that can — and do — lead to wrongful convictions of innocent defendants.
More information about Kirk, his story and related items is available in Protecting the Innocent: Opportunities for Reform, a document prepared by The Justice Project on ways that progress can be made in addressing the systemic problems that played a large part in Kirk’s wrongful conviction.
Posted by CN at 7:03 AM