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December 18, 2009

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Interesting post. We've just had a similar case down here in Australia, where a man was found innocent of raping a woman and set free after 6 years incarceration due to a DNA lab error.

Personally, I find the whole situation rather unsettling. How many more innocent people are there locked away for crimes they didn't commit.

Clearly we need more stringent measures and procedures in place (e.g. multiple labs in different locations doing the testing and all concurring) as well as greater transparency before we put people away based on DNA 'evidence'.

Andrew

A question from across the Pond. Will this man receive financial compensation for the ruin of his life?

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