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Report: Record Number of Exonerations in US in 2015

A new report said the United States had a record number of exonerations in 2015. The National Registry of Exonerations, a project of the University of Michigan Law School, said 149 people were exonerated last year, a number that has more than doubled since 2011. The wrongful convictions were spread out across 29 states, the District of Columbia, Guam and federal courts. But the southwestern U.S. state of Texas was by far responsible for the most exonerations, with 54, followed by 17 in...

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