This Obscure Plea Deal Offers Freedom to the Wrongfully Convicted at a Huge Cost

By Ranjani Chakraborty and Megan Rose, Propublica In 1987, police detectives — who’d later be made famous by David Simon, creator of “The Wire” — used flimsy evidence to pin a burglary, rape and murder case on James Thompson and James Owens. They were both sentenced to life in prison. Then, 20 years later, DNA evidence cleared them […]

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