Thursday, May 17, 2012

Louisville Courier-Journal Editorial - State needs to change DNA testing law

It has been 23 years since the first person wrongly convicted of a crime was exonerated through the science of DNA testing. Since then, 289 people in 35 states found guilty of offenses have been exonerated through DNA tests, according to the Innocence Project website,

Yet Kentucky stands squarely behind the times when it comes to updating its laws and policies on DNA testing in cases where people claim they have been wrongly convicted for serious offenses.

Complete editorial