Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Barry Beach, The Montana Innocence Project & Brand of Justice

Convicted on the basis of his own confession, Beach has maintained his innocence for decades since giving that confession as a young man under interrogation in Louisiana. We know from experience that false confessions happen: 25% of the 300-plus people later exonerated by DNA evidence falsely confessed or pleaded guilty to crimes they didn't commit. However, the Supreme Court upheld Beach's conviction on the basis of his confession, and the opinion can be read here.

Does this remind you readers of Brand of Justice of anyone? Many thanks for the bumper sticker and button!

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