Chicago is focusing on the release of Nicole Harris, who ‘confessed’ to killing her son after being held 27 hours by police. Today she is free, “after serving seven years of a thirty year sentence. Her conviction in the death of her son, Jaquari, was overturned by a federal appeals court last October and earlier this month the 7th Court of Appeals ordered Harris’s release.” Meanwhile, her life, her family’s life, and the taxpayers of Illinois have all suffered. Maybe it’s time to stop rewarding police for confessions and instead reward them for mediations, truth, etc.
Coerced Confessions Cost Us All – http://wrongfulconvictionsblog.org/2013/02/26/coerced-confessions-obscure-justice/