Salvatore Paris


In recent decades, the problem of wrongful convictions has garnered much attention from both legal scholars and the public at large. However, one element of wrongful convictions that deserves more attention is the fact that it is remarkably difficult for a wrongfully convicted person to gain his or her freedom. The appeals and post-conviction process for freeing an innocent person is a tangled web of procedural complexities and technicalities. For wrongfully convicted capital defendants, the stress of the complex process compounds the cloud of impending execution hanging over the defendant’s head.

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