Officials zone in on wrongful convictions

Published: Apr. 15, 2011 at 9:08 PM EDT|Updated: Apr. 25, 2011 at 5:09 PM EDT
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COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Officials want to make sure the wrong person doesn't end up behind bars.

The Palmetto Innocence Project along with SLED held a seminar for law enforcement and legal professionals Friday. They discussed ways to better identify suspects, which would cut down on wrongful convictions and false confessions. "This is really aimed at law enforcement and prosecutors so that we're making sure our investigations and prosecutions are the best they can be," said SLED Director Reggie Lloyd.

Lloyd said about 25% of wrongful convictions result from someone admitting to a crime they didn't do.

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