Across the United States, Americans caught in the criminal justice system are regularly presented with a stark choice: pleading guilty to a crime and accepting a lesser sentence or chancing their freedom at trial at the risk of lengthy prison time.
For those many innocent men and women unjustly sucked into the US criminal justice system, this reality presents itself as an unbearable dilemma which inevitably leads to wrongful conviction and shattered lives.
It's time for us to acknowledge that America has a #GuiltyPleaProblem and stop wrongful conviction.
Visit www.guiltypleaproblem.org to learn how you can help.
Eyewitness misidentification is the leading cause of wrongful convictions later overturned through DNA testing, playing a role in 75 percent of cases. These videos tell stories of injustices caused by misidentification and explore the reforms that can prevent these errors in the future.