Randolph Arledge was convicted in 1984 for brutally stabbing a woman to death, based entirely on eyewitness testimony, although one witness even admitted to personal dispute with the defendant and misrepresenting facts in court! 30 lost years later, thanks to advanced DNA testing, he was finally exonerated, one of the lucky few to get out.
This is just one of the incredible stories hidden in the statistical history of wrongful convictions in USA, highlighted in this infographic. Though there have been 2080 subsequent exonerations, the sad truth is that over 1800 man-years were lost forever!
A History of US Citizens Wrongfully Convicted by The Judicial System:
Infographic by – JurisOffice