Thomas Hanesworth, who spent 27 years behind bars, center, gestures during a press conference with Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, left, and Shawn Armbrust, of the Mid Atlantic Innocence Project, right, in Richmond, Va., Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011. Haynesworth was exonerated of two 1984 sexual assault convictions. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

33 Convicted Of Sex Crimes Could Be Exonerated By Virginia DNA Project

(MintPress) – As many as 33 Virginia residents convicted of sexual assaults could be exonerated based upon a new DNA project. After conducting an exhaustive study, the Urban Institute, a nonpartisan economic and social research center, found 33 among the ranks of Virginia’s prison population who are innocent of crimes they could not have committed. Those […]

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