Thursday, April 5, 2012
Prisoners in jail.
I researched the issue of the number of people in the United States Jails. I learned from the New York Times that as of 2008 there were over 2.8 million people in prison. The United States alone has a quarter of the prison population in comparison to the world. Of that, there have been 289 people exonerated due to the advanced technology of DNA. If you think about it, that is not many, there could be thousands of inmates that have been wrongfully imprisoned, but cannot yet prove their innocence, or will not have the chance to. To make it even worse, there could be numerous people that have faced the death penalty who could have been innocent. Knowing this, Moreese Bickham was very lucky to have people on his side to help him prove his innocence through DNA testing.