Justice Dept Knows Scores of Prisoners are Innocent, But Says “It Is Not Their Job” to Set them Free


From the Free Thought Project, by John Vibes on May 11, 2015

Justice Department officials said it is not their job to notify prisoners that they might be incarcerated for something that they now concede is not a crime.justice-department-refuses-to-set-innocent-people-freeElizabethtown, NC – There are over 60 people sitting in jail in North Carolina right now despite the fact that they have been declared innocent in court, according to a recent USA Today investigation. Some of the prisoners are totally unaware of the legal status of their case and don’t even know that they have been declared innocent, so many of them are not even fighting for their freedom.

The investigation found dozens of cases where men have been sent to jail for nonviolent gun possession offenses, yet it was not illegal for them to have a gun. All of the cases in question result from a legal misunderstanding that has…

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