Top Ten Videos to watch

Graduates tossing caps into the air
Freddie Gray Baltimore Protests
Mid section of man in graduation gown holding diploma
Legendary Baseball Player Tony Gwynn's Family Files A Lawsuit Against Big Tobacco
ME.jailhouse#2.0117.CW Montebello City Council has approved use of a private contractor to run the n
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Addresses Police Misconduct At Chicago City Council Meeting
WWII Soldiers Standing In A Flag Draped Sunset - SIlhouette
Students Taking a College Exam
Bill Cosby Preliminary Hearing
Hillary Clinton Campaigns In Louisville, Kentucky
Worried black businesswoman at desk
Tyler Perry And Soledad O'Brien Host Gala Honoring Bishop T.D. Jakes' 35 Years Of Ministry
Teacher with group of preschoolers sitting at table
FBI Officials Discuss Apprehension Of Explosions Suspect After Three-Day Manhunt
NFC Championship - San Francisco 49ers v Atlanta Falcons
US-POLITICS-OBAMA
Protests Erupt In Chicago After Video Of Police Shooting Of Teen Is Released
24673281
US-VOTE-DEMOCRAT-SANDERS
Nine Dead After Church Shooting In Charleston
Portrait of senior African woman holding money
Medicare
President Bush Speals At Federalist Society's Gala
Police
Police Line Tape
Senior Woman's Hands
Police officers running
New Orleans Residents Return to Housing Projects
David Banner
2010 Jazz Interlude Gala
Leave a comment

A program entitled “Not Guilty: The Tragedy of Wrongful Convictions in the U.S., and the DNA Evidence that Frees Them,” seeks to exonerate thousands of minority inmates who falsely end up on the wrong side of prison bars, due to deep flaws found in the legal system.

Created by ForensicScience.org, “Not Guilty” provides tangible data to bring a national awareness to this pressing issue and, with the advancement of science and DNA, help free innumerable amounts of wrongfully convicted people — 70 percent of whom are minorities.

DNA evidence has helped free nearly 300 wrongfully convicted people, however, the fight for such liberation is only the beginning.

Not Guilty - DNA Evidence Exoneration

A significant cause of the plethora of wrongful convictions is attributed to the failed legal system. In nearly 1 out of 5 exoneration cases, prosecutors had opposed DNA test. Additionally, only half of wrongfully convicted people have been financially compensated. Such data suggests there is more to be done.

The program encourages citizens to reach out to their local representatives to find out what they can do to help. For ways that you can help visit InnocenceProject.org

Read More At ForensicScience.org

RELATED:

Young Black And Hispanic Men Likely To Be Jobless, Unemployment Or Dead

Also On News One: