Wrongful convictions are a double tragedy. An innocent person may rot away in a penal institution, and presumably the guilty culprit gets away with a crime.
Lara Bazelon is a law professor, author, and contributing writer for Slate. Her op-eds and essays have also been published in the New York Times,Washington Post, and Politico, among other media outlets. Her book, Rectify: The Power of Restorative Justice After Wrongful Conviction, will be published in the fall of 2018.