WRONGFUL CONVICTIONS ARE REAL.
Let's come together to stop them from happening!
Change is possible but the work has only just begun
There are many local counties and cities where communities need to be engaged and demand more from their local criminal justice system. In the upcoming year, national groups like the Fair Punishment Project, Color of Change, PICO, ACLU and People’s Action are joining local advocates and community leaders in these counties and cities to educate the community about the power of the prosecutor’s office and our power to change what goes on within these offices.
Let’s come together and transform the justice system!
Beginning in the 1990's,
Prosecutors started charging more cases of misdemeanors as felonies.
By the end of the 2000's two of every three arrests were charged as felonies which results in lengthy prison time.
A District Attorney or Prosecutor
who knowingly submits false evidence in a case that results in the wrongful conviction -- or even the execution -- of an innocent person can't be personally sued for damages.