CRN: U.Va Law Professor Brandon Garrett

In April, Jerry Miller became the 200th American released from prison after DNA evidence cleared his name. His case, like the 199 others before him, represented a catastrophic failure in the criminal justice system. When an airplane crashes, investigators pour over the evidence to find out what went wrong and to learn from the experience. The justice system has not done anything similar, but a new study from U.Va Law Professor Brandon Garrett attempts to do so. He examined the two hundred cases in which 200 innocent people served an average of 12 years before being exonerated. He joins Coy Barefoot on WINA’s Charlottesville–Right Now to discuss his work.