Dec 14, 2013

Wisconsin Watch: Wisconsin lacks standards for incentivized testimony

If one considers the criminal justice and 'corrections' system in Wisconsin, Wisconsin is looking more and more like Alabama.

Mario Koran reports on another deficiency. From the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism:

"A state that has no protections against witnesses who are compensated for their testimony is inviting wrongful convictions," says Alexandra Natapoff, a professor at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles and author of an award-winning book on the dangers of criminal informant testimony.

It would appear there are a whole range of reasons behind wrongful convictions.

Anytime an innocent spends one minute behind bars, the system has not worked.

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