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October 05, 2006

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(whose convictions were vacated in 2002)

More than that, IIRC. The kids--who were not good people--were browbeaten into confessions and spent a decade or so in prison. They were freed because someone serendipitously came up with DNA evidence that someone else had committed the crime. (Also, an interesting case study for how easy it is to get people to give up untrue information in the face of relatively small amounts of harassment.) I may be misrecalling the story, though, and in particular, I may be misremembering how compelling is the evidence that they did not commit the crime for which they were jailed.

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