“Cook County Leads Nation In Wrongful Convictions” @ CBS Chicago

Posted on June 12, 2012

June 12, 2012: “CHICAGO (CBS) — Illinois, and most notably Cook County, easily leads the nation in the number of people who have been wrongly convicted of a violent crime.

The data comes from the new National Registry of Exonerations, a joint project by the University of Michigan and Northwestern University law schools.

A total of 101 people in Illinois have had their convictions overturned since 1989. That’s 9 percent of the nationwide total of 891 on the list.

Of those 101 people, there have been 78 wrongful convictions in Cook County alone……………….”

Read more at CBS Chicago.