PhD. Pamela Perez, Professor of biostatistics at Loma Linda University, conducted research for Safer-America.com in which she examined the 1,450 exonerations listed on the National Registry of Exonerations as of Oct. 20, 2014. She reported that although one cannot know for sure, the numbers collected so far show that “[B]lack Americans are exonerated at a substantially slower rate than any other race.” The collected data was then translated into an interactive map showing exoneration information through the United States breaking down exonerations by state, crime and race of the wrongfully convicted.
Pace Criminal Justice Blog has reported on the issue of wrongful convictions and exonerations, including, among others, the following posts:
- Crime-less Exonerations
- The North Carolina Exonerations: Innocence Commissions
- The Jonathan Fleming Case: Investigation of Wrongful Conviction
- Many Wrongful Convictions: Not So Many Answers
- NY Appellate Court Upholds Vacatur of Conviction Based Upon DNA Evidence
- Compensation for Exonerees
- Development in Compensation for Exonerees
- Actual Innocence: Landmark Decision Changes Post-Conviction Landscape in New York
- Wrongfully Convicted African-Americans Wait Longer to be Exonerated Than Others: Study, The Huffington Post (Oct. 29, 2014).
- The Innocence Project