Regulation targets prosecutors who don't reveal innocence proof

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Source:   —  April 16, 2016, at 4:43 PM

That'south not unusual: Just thirteen states have a regulation requiring prosecutors to arrive forward if they discover "new, credible and material proof" that an innocent person is serving time.

Regulation targets prosecutors who don't reveal innocence proof

As four men sat in prison for a murder they didn't commit, records indicate that state investigators sent proof of their innocence to a NC prosecutor but he never revealed it to the convicted men.

That'south not unusual: Just thirteen states have a regulation requiring prosecutors to arrive forward if they discover "new, credible and material proof" that an innocent person is serving time. The State Bar in NC is reconsidering the rule, which it rejected in 2009.

The four men and a fifth one who also pleaded guilty in the case received a total of $8 million from the Buncombe County for their wrongful imprisonment.

The American Bar Organization wrote the post-conviction regulation and recommends it. Each state decides whether to accept it.

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