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Wrongful Convictions / DNA Tests #865635

CBS Evening News for Monday, Apr 23, 2007
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(Studio: Katie Couric) The release from prison of Jerry Miller, who served 25 years for rape and became the 200th person to be cleared by DNA evidence, reported; scenes shown from Chicago.

(Atlanta: Byron Pitts) Life after prison for falsely convicted ex-convicts featured; details given about the Innocence Project, which pushes for DNA tests; map shown of states with compensation laws for people wrongfully convicted. [Falsely convicted ex-convict Calvin JOHNSON†- explains why prison did not break him.] [Innocence Project co-director Barry SCHECK†- says it could happen to anyone.] [Falsely convicted Wilton DEDGE†- says he lost people that he loves.]

Couric, Katie;
Pitts, Byron

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