Fact Sheet: New York’s Piece-Meal Exoneration Process is Inadequate & Fundamentally Unfair
August 24, 2023
According to the National Registry of Exonerations, New York ranks third in the nation in exonerated wrongful convictions. The National Registry lists 326 known exonerations. This statistic shows both that there is a wrongful conviction problem in New York and that our state has made some efforts to redress them.
Many wrongful convictions do not end in exoneration because of various barriers to relief. The data shows the clear need for a reformed process with continuity across the state.