Parole When Innocence Is Claimed

In the Room for Debate opinions page of the New York Times, criminal law experts and prison reform advocates tackle the issue of exoneration and innocence. The question put up for debate on November 13th is: “Should prisoners for whom there is substantial evidence of innocence be required to admit guilt to be granted parole?”

This question is especially heated when the exoneration of men and women in prison is considered, including the 2011 exoneration of Michael Morton who was freed from prison after 25 years for the alleged murder of his wife. Attorney Gerry Goldstein represented Morton and is a noted advocate for those wrongfully convicted and imprisoned in Texas.

Read more and join the debate online.

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