Those who are wrongly convicted of crimes often spend years fighting for exoneration. But even when they are successful, new challenges remain.
The article chronicles the difficulties faced by exonerated prisoners after their release, from the loss of relevant job skills to having to explain why they have no residential or employment record.
Professor Findley, who also is co-director of the Wisconsin Innocence Project, said that even when an exonerated inmate's official record is cleared, private databases consulted by employers are not always up to date, leaving an inaccurate record.
Submitted by UW Law School News on January 2, 2011
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