Maryland Criminal Law - Ex-Death Row Inmate Attests to the Importance of DNA Testing

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DNA testing in the United States has led to the release of over 200 wrongfully convicted people. However, instances still arise where law enforcement officials put people behind bars for crimes they did not commit. Many times, the sentencing following these wrongful convictions is severe, even going as far as the death penalty. Experienced Maryland criminal lawyers often see examples of wrongful convictions, particularly in long-standing murder or sexual assault cases. The lives of those wrongfully convicted are changed forever, and their personal liberties and freedoms are unfairly compromised. Kirk Bloodsworth, an innocent convict cleared through DNA evidence, now actively speaks out about his experience sitting on death row for a crime he did not commit.

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